Bishop appoints Fr. Michael Andrejek as the new vicar of the Pekin Vicariate
Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has appointed Father Michael Andrejek, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Pekin, as the new vicar of the Pekin Vicariate.
Father Andrejek succeeds Father Steven Willard, who was recently named pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Peoria.
Ordained in 1998, Father Andrejek has served as pastor of the Pekin faith community since 2012. He is a former chaplain of Alleman High School in Rock Island and parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Moline. He also served for seven years as pastor of Holy Family Parish in Oglesby.
The Diocese of Peoria is divided into 12 vicariates, or geographic regions, to assist the bishop in better providing for the pastoral care and unique needs of local faith communities. In addition to St. Joseph Parish, the Pekin Vicariate includes St. John, Benson; St. Mary, Delavan; St. Monica, East Peoria; St. Luke, Eureka; St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills; St. Patrick, Havana; St. Joseph, Hopedale; Immaculate Conception, Manito; St. Mary, Metamora; Blessed Sacrament, Morton; St. Joseph, Roanoke; and St. Patrick, Washington.