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Fr. Karl J. Kiser, SJ, pastor of Gesu Church in University Heights and member of the John Carroll University Board of Directors, has been appointed by Fr. General Arturo Sosa, SJ, as the next provincial of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).  

He will assume the leadership role in 2021 succeeding Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, who was named provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province in 2014 and became provincial of the new USA Midwest Province when the existing Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces came together in June 2017.

Prior to coming to Cleveland, Fr,. Kiser served as president of University of Detroit Jesuit High School for 16 years. Fr. Kiser received his B.S. from Michigan State University and a Master’s and Doctorate from Boston College

Read more about Fr. Kiser’s appointment here.