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Bishop John Wester

Bishop John Wester has been the Bishop of Salt Lake City since 2007. Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1976, then-father Wester served in a variety of ministries before being named an Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco in 1998. Currently, Bishop Wester is the Chair of the Communications Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has also served as a member of the Catholic Education Foundation Advisory Board, a member of the Committee on Catholic Education and a consultant to the committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, the committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, and the committee on Migration. Bishop Wester also serves on the Board of Catholic Relief Services. He has earned degrees from Saint Joseph College, Saint Patrick College, Saint Patrick Seminary, the University of San Francisco and Holy Names College.