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The Most Rev. David L. Ricken is the 12th bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay.

Bishop David Ricken

He provides for the pastoral care of his diocese by teaching, governing, and sanctifying. Our bishop works in our diocese in a priestly shepherding and teaching role, proclaiming and helping others boldly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

CLICK HERE for a short PDF biography of his life.


The Office of the Bishop operates under the corporation title - Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Inc.

Contact Information:
Office of the Bishop
P.O. Box 23825
1825 Riverside Drive 
Green Bay, WI 54305
Phone: (920) 272-8194
Fax: (920) 435-1330 

The Office of the Bishop provides support resources for the bishop as he shepherds the local church of the Diocese of Green Bay. The bishop is responsible for the spiritual direction of not only all Catholics, but the over one million souls residing within the diocese.  The bishop governs the diocese as a portion of the universal Church.  


  • Office of Administration Contact Count: 5

    The Office of Administration coordinates organizational duties and oversees those who hold offices and minister in diocesan administration. The office is overseen by the vicar general and moderator of the curia, and the associate moderator, who exercise the bishop's ordinary executive power over the entire diocese. 

  • Office of the Tribunal Contact Count: 4

    The Office the Tribunal is a church court that examines petitions from parties looking to have their marriage declared null and void. The office ministers to divorced men and women, both Catholics and non-Catholics, who are looking to marry in the Church.  

  • Office of the Chancellor Contact Count: 6

    The Office of the Chancellor is responsible for ensuring that the acts of the curia are drawn up and dispatched for safekeeping in the archives. It is further responsible for maintaining diocesan documents and records, and for assisting parishes and diocesan agencies in canonical, liturgical and civil matters.

    The Office of the Chancellor includes:

    Archives  - CLICK HERE
    Safe Environment - CLICK HERE

     Letter of Good Standing Request Form - Priest & Deacons - CLICK HERE

  • Office of Canonical Services Contact Count: 2

    The Office of Canonical Services conducts legal governance of the diocese, in line with Church teaching, legislation, and the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Responsibilities include promoting and protecting the obligations, rights, and privileges of all Catholics in the diocese; advising the bishop on matters related to Church law and governance; ruling on matters concerning the sacrament of marriage; and serving as a resource for Catholics on matters of doctrine and morality.

  • Office of Campus Ministry Contact Count: 7

    Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) in the Diocese of Green Bay proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ on our college campuses by forming faith communities that gather together in prayer, service and fellowship. We nourish the faith while fostering intentional discipleship in Christ. We inspire responsible and passionate leaders for the Church and the world. We present opportunities for all to enter into a deeper relationship with Christ, allowing the students faith to be foundational and integral part of the collegiate experience.  CCM supports students, faculty and staff in answering the call to live lives of holiness and joyfully witness to the Gospel. 

    The Office of Campus Ministry reports to Dr. Peter Murphy - Special Assistant to the Bishop

    The Office of Campus Ministry operates under two corporation titles - Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Inc. for the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay & Newman Center of Oshkosh, Inc. for the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.