For Immediate Release: April 13, 2020
New Appointment for Pastor of St. Joseph in Martinsville and St. Francis of Assisi in Rocky Mount
(RICHMOND, Va.) – The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of Richmond, has announced the following clergy appointment:
Reverend Mark White, from pastor of St. Joseph in Martinsville and St. Francis of Assisi in Rocky Mount to chaplain to the various prisons, state and federal, within the diocesan bounds. The appointment is effective April 13, 2020.
A new pastor will be named to both parishes in the foreseeable future. During this time of transition, Father Kevin Segerblom, Episcopal Vicar for the Western Vicariate, will oversee the pastoral care and administrative duties of the two parishes.
Previously, Bishop Knestout addressed the faithful of the Martinsville and Rocky Mount parishes in a letter dated March 19, 2020, regarding the concerns and circumstances surrounding Fr. Mark White. The letter was published and can be read here: https://bit.ly/2Rqcen3
Bishop Knestout and the Catholic Diocese of Richmond refrain from any further statements at this time.