Jeffrey Marc Monforton

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Jeffrey Marc Monforton
Bishop of Steubenville
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Church Catholic Church
Archdiocese Cincinnati
Diocese Steubenville
Appointed July 3, 2012
Installed September 10, 2012
Predecessor Robert Daniel Conlon
Ordination June 25, 1994
by Adam Joseph Maida
Consecration September 10, 2012
by Dennis Marion Schnurr, Adam Joseph Maida, and Allen Henry Vigneron
Personal details
Born (1963-05-05) May 5, 1963 (age 55)
Detroit, Michigan
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Jeffrey Marc Monforton (born May 5, 1963) is the bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville in the US state of Ohio. He was named the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville on July 3, 2012.

Early life and education[edit]

Jeffrey Monforton was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is the son of Marc Louis and Virginia Rose (Ackerman) Monforton, and is the eldest of three sons.[1] Monforton received his early education at Tinkham Elementary School in Westland, Michigan, John Marshall Junior High and graduated from Wayne Memorial High School in Wayne, Michigan. He attended Wayne State University before he studied for the priesthood at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, where he received a degree in philosophy. He then continued his priestly formation prior to ordination at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy and studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University, also in Rome, where he earned a bachelor's, licentiate and doctorate in sacred theology.[2] He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit by Cardinal Adam Joseph Maida in the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on June 25, 1994.[3][4]


After ordination Father Monforton served as the associate pastor and taught religion in the parish high school at the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan (1994–1996). He served Cardinal Maida as a personal secretary from 1998–2005, and on the faculty of Sacred Heart Seminary from 2002–2005. Pope Benedict XVI named him a Chaplain of His Holiness, with the title Monsignor, in 2005.[2] Msgr. Monforton served as pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Shelby Township, Michigan from 2005–2006 and rector of Sacred Heart Seminary from 2006–2012. From May until July 2012 he was pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Rochester, Michigan.[5] He joined the board of trustees of Madonna University in 2006 and he was an apostolic visitator of the Congregation for Catholic Education for the apostolic visitation of seminaries and houses of formation in the United States during the 2005–2006 academic year.[2]

Bishop of Steubenville[edit]

Msgr. Monforton was named the bishop of Steubenville by Pope Benedict XVI on July 3, 2012. His episcopal consecration took place on September 10, 2012. Archbishop Dennis Marion Schnurr of Cincinnati was the consecrating prelate. Cardinal Maida and Archbishop Allen Henry Vigneron of Detroit were the co-consecrators.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rev. Msgr. Jeffrey M. Monforton". Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Pope Names Detroit Monsignor As Bishop Of Steubenville, Ohio". United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Bishop Jeffrey Marc Monforton". Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Diocese of Steubenville". Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Dave Gossett (July 3, 2012). "City diocese has new bishop". Herald-Star. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Daniel Conlon
Bishop of Steubenville