Holy Family Catholic Church



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Pastor Father William F. Wheaton


Rev. William F. Wheaton, Ph.D.
Appointed as Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church—August 1, 2017

Educational Background

• Graduated St. Joseph Elementary School, Ogden, UT (1966)
• Graduated St. Joseph Catholic High School, Ogden, UT (1970)
• Graduated University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX (1974)
     B.A. Philosophy & Theology
• Graduated Weber State University, Ogden, UT (1978)
     B.S. English
     Junior High/High School Utah Teacher Certification
• Graduated Utah State University, Logan, UT (1981)
     M. Ed. Secondary Education
• Graduated University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT (1984)
     Ph.D. Cultural Foundations of Education/School Administration
     Elementary/Secondary Utah School Administrator Certification
• Graduated Mount Angel Theological Seminary, Mt. Angel, OR (1992)
     M.Div. Graduate Theology
     Ordained to the Priesthood on June 27, 1992 for the Diocese of Salt Lake City by Bishop William Weigand

Employment History and Pastoral Appointments

• Elementary School Teacher at St. Joseph Elementary School, Ogden, UT (1975 to 1981)
• Adjunct Professor at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Dept. of Educational Studies (1982-1984)
• Academic Dean—Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Dallas, TX (1984-1988)

After Ordination to the Priesthood

• Director of Religious Education for Diocese of Salt Lake City (1992-1995)
• Pastoral Administrator—St. Peter Catholic Church, American Fork, UT (1995-1996)
• Pastor, Notre Dame Catholic Church, Price, UT (1996-1999)
• Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Kearns, UT (1999-2004)
     Diocesan Director of Vocations (2000-2004)
• Pastor, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Salt Lake City (2004-2009)
• Pastor, St. Pius X Catholic Church, Moab, UT; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monticello, UT
      Ministry in the Rural Missions of Southeastern Utah (Green River, La Sal, Blanding) (2008-2017)
• Pastor, Holy Family Catholic Church, Ogden, UT (2017 to present)