Meet Our Clergy
Father Joel's Bio
Fr. Joel Sember was ordained a priest in 2007 for the diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He became pastor here on August 3, 2020. Prior to this assignment he served as associate pastor in Oshkosh and De Pere and pastor of three parishes in southern Oconto County. He holds a B.A. in philosophy and Catholic studies from the University of St. Thomas, a bachelor’s in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a license in sacred theology from the Pontifical University Santa Croce in Rome. He is the second-oldest of seven children. His parents live in southeast Wisconsin. Between ministry and parish meetings, Fr. Joel rides a motorcycle and paddles a kayak around great Wisconsin lakes. You can listen to his homily podcast every Sunday at PilgrimPriest.us
Father George's Bio
I am Fr. George Daniel, coming from a devout Catholic family. We are three brothers and a sister. I come from Pakistan, which is a majority Muslim country. The Muslims form 98% and the rest are Christians, Hindus, and so on.
I was born in in Lahore, joined the minor seminary, then the major seminary and was ordained a priest on October 19, 1990. During this education, from then to date, I have served at seminaries and at various parishes in the
Archdiocese of Lahore.
I have been visiting to Canada and USA quite frequently for a long time. But once about four years ago, I came to attend a marriage of a parishioner of mine from Lahore, Pakistan while I was in Washington D.C. serving at a church. It was there in the marriage party, that I was invited to come to Green Bay. It took me a few years to decide because there was never a thought of serving anywhere else other than my own diocese.
Once I got in touch with the Diocese of Green Bay, COVID impeded me for more than a year. I am overwhelmed with the open-armed embrace by the clergy and faithful where I have been. I look forward to walking along with the family of God in the Diocese of Green Bay on the path to the truth and path to God.