Bishop Most Rev. Robert M. Coerver
Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver was ordained a bishop on November 21, 2016 at Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock and installed as the third Bishop of Lubbock.
He holds a Licentiate in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M University Commerce (formerly East Texas State University). He has served as a member and Chairperson of the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Dallas since 2008.
His episcopal motto is Suscipe Domine, the first words of his favorite daily prayer from The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola:
Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give me Thy love and thy grace, for this is sufficient for me.
Rector Very Rev. John Ohlig
Very Rev. John Ohlig was appointed to a six year term as Rector of Christ the King Cathedral by Most Rev. Robert M. Coerver, Bishop of Lubbock, effective July 1, 2017.
Father John holds degrees in architecture, human development and family studies, in addition to the M.Div. he earned after his decision to enter the seminary. In addition to compiling a superior record at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, Father John obtained his certification in Clinical Pastoral Education and, according to the diocesan vocations director at the time, “did exceptionally well in Spanish language studies” at the Institute in Cuernevaca, Mexico.
Father John enjoys working with children and youth, the deaf community, family counseling and healing after abortion ministry. Described by some as a true “Renaissance Man,” he has interests in both playing and listening to music, reading, drawing and sculpting.
PAROCHIAL VICAR REV. WESLEY BEAL
Effective July 1, 2020, Rev. Wesley Beal began his assignment as Parochial Vicar (Associate Pastor) for Christ the King Cathedral.
Fr. Wesley holds two seminary degrees: a Master of Divinity from Sacred Heart in Hales Corners, WI; and a Master of Theology from Dallas Theology Seminary. Additionally, he holds three music degrees: a B.M. from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY; and two master degrees from SMU in Dallas: an MM in Piano Performance and an MM in Organ Performance.
Fr. Wesley worked for AT&T 13 years (11 in marketing), 17 years at SMU as Adjunct Piano Faculty and Staff and has concertized widely as a chamber musician. Fr. Wesley was married 38 years before his wife died of cancer. Both Fr. Wesley and his wife were received into the Catholic Faith on July 1, 1999. Fr. Wesley worked in two full-time Catholic parish positions in Dallas, his last being Assistant Director of Music and Organist at St. Rita parish in Dallas.