Most Reverend Michael McGovern

Bishop McGovern, a Chicago native, attended the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1994. He has served as Pastor of St. Mary in Lake Forest and St. Raphael in Old Mill Creek, Illinois. Pope Francis appointed him the ninth Bishop of Belleville on April 3, 2020. He was ordained and installed on July 22, 2020.