Atlanta, Ga., Feb 5, 2018 / 12:00 pm
Pope Francis has appointed Marist School principal Father Joel Konzen, S.M., to serve as an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Bishop-elect Konzen is an Ohio-native, but has served in the Archdiocese of Atlanta for 28 years. He has led the Marist School in Atlanta as its principal since 1999 and previously held administrative positions at Marist from 1980 to 1989.
Konzen is the recipient of the 2015 National Catholic Educational Association's Educational Excellence Award and recently helped to found two new Catholic schools in Atlanta, Notre Dame Academy and Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School.
"He has been an effective and generous administrator and advisor to the educational ministry of thousands of young people and their parents," said Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory at the announcement of Konzen's appointment Monday morning.