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 Curriculum Vitae

 

Bishop Gerald Eugene Wilkerson, D.D., V.G.


Education

1957                  B.A. from St. John’s Seminary College
1961                  Graduate of St. John’s Seminary Theologate
1965                  Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) from Catholic University of America

Professional Positions

1965                  Ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
1965-1971       Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, La Habra, CA
1978-1982       Associate Pastor of American Martyrs Parish, Manhattan Beach, CA
1982-1985       Administrator of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Encino, CA.
1996-1997       Episcopal Vicar of the San Fernando Pastoral Region
Nov. 5, 1997    Appointed Titular Bishop of Vincennes and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
                           by Pope John Paul II
Jan. 21, 1998  Ordained a Bishop by Cardinal Mahony.
1998                 Appointed Bishop for the San Fernando Pastoral Region of the
                          Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Other

1976-1978      Other President of the Los Angeles Council of Priests,
1982-1984      Chairman of the Priests’ Personnel Board, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
1985-1997      Dean of Deanery #5,
1985-1997      Member of the Finance Council, Archdiocese of Los Angeles,
1988                 Named Prelate of Honor with the title of “Monsignor” by Pope John Paul II

Current

2002-2005       Chair of the Bishops of Region XI,
2002-2005       Member of the Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,

2004-2007       Member of the Committee on Women in the Church and in Society of the
                           U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
1999-2002       Member of the Committee on Laity of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,
2004-2010       Secretary-Treasurer of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops,
2004-2013       Member of the Executive Committee of the California Catholic Conference,
2002-Present  Liaison Bishop for “Embracing Our Dying” project of the California Catholic Conference,
2008-Present  Member of the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People
                           of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,
2010-2013       President of the California Catholic Conference
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