Vicar General

A Vicar General is a priest who has the executive power over the whole diocese which belongs to the diocesan bishop by law, namely, the power to place all administrative acts except those, however, which the bishop has reserved to himself or which require a special mandate of the bishop by law.  (c. 479.1)

In the Diocese of Salina, there are two Vicars General:  Msgr. James E. Hake and Fr. Kerry Ninemire.  Msgr. Hake is retired from parish ministry, but continues to serve as Defender of the Bond on the Diocese of Salina Tribunal and  the Appellate Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Kansas City.  Fr. Ninemire also serves as Pastor of Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Manhattan and St. Patrick Parish in Ogden.

Vicars General - Past and Present

Diocese of Salina
Vicars General - Past and Present

Name Dates Served Appointed By
Very Rev. Joseph Perrier, VG 1888 - 1891 Bishop Scannell
Rev. Msgr. John Maher, VG 1898 - 1938 Bishops Cunningham and Tief
Rev. Msgr. Richard Daly, VG 1939 - 1946 Bishop Thill
Rev. Msgr. John Duskie, VG 1946 - 1957 Bishop Thill
Rev. Msgr. Armand Girard, VG 1959 - 1983 Bishops Freking, Vogel and Kucera
Rev. Msgr. Gilbert Landoll, VG 1980 - 1983 Bishop Kucera
Very Rev. Melvin Long, VG 1983 - 1990 Bishops Kucera and Fitzsimons
Rev Msgr. James Hake, VG 1988 - Present Bishops Fitzsimons, Coakley and Weisenburger
Very Rev. Randall Weber, VG 2007 - 2013 Bishops Coakley and Weisenburger
Very Rev. Kerry Ninemire, VG 2014 - Present Bishop Weisenburger



Rev. Kerry Ninemire

Email kerry.ninemire
Phone (785) 827-8746


Rev. Msgr. James E. Hake, J.C.L.,
V.G. Emeritus
Email vicarg
Phone (785) 827-8746