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Rt. Rev. Richard A. Kalbfleisch, S.T.L., D.D.

Ministry Skills Profile:

  • Ordained to the Diaconate August 1, 2004 by Bishop Lawrence Cameron
  • Ordained to the Priesthood November 20, 2004 by Archbishop Robert Bowman
  • Consecrated to the Episcopacy May 7, 2006 by Bishop Louis Chinavare
  • An expert in liturgy and music having planned and participated in numerous Church feast days and Solemnities as well as ordinations and consecrations of Bishops.
  • Catechetical instructor of children, adolescents, and adults in preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage.


  • A.A.S. in Respiratory Therapy, California College for Health Sciences, San Diego, CA
  • Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Franciscan School of Theology, Charleston, SC
  • B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Cognates: Fine Arts, Religion), Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA Anticipated May 2016.
  • Accounting and Finance Skills
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite 2013, QuickBooks Pro Advisor
  • Accomplished Pianist, Church Organist, Choral Director, and Tenor Soloist

Ministry Experience:
  • Pastor – St. Francis Old Catholic Church, Charleston, SC
  • Planted and built church from 0 to 75 regular communicants.
  • Bishop Protector – Old Catholic Order of St. Francis (OCF)
  • Auxiliary Bishop – All Saints Ecumenical Catholic Church, Louisville, KY
  • Sufragan Bishop – Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, NC
  • Auxiliary Bishop – Sacred Cross Oratory, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
  • Auxiliary Bishop and Rector – St. Anthony Cathedral, Detroit, MI
  • Pastor – Holy Cross Orthodox Old Catholic Church, Frankfort, KY

Volunteer Experience:

  • Established Food Pantry and Clothes Closet in the inner-city of Detroit, MI
  • Traveled door to door each week delivering bread to the poor on the East side of Detroit, MI
  • Worked at Soup Kitchen operated by “In His Name” Ministries, Wyandotte, MI

Professional Experience:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist with the National Board of Respiratory Care from 1983 to present.  Involved in active practice from 1983 through 1996.
  • Licensed Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service from 2004 to present.
  • Registered Investment Advisor with the Security and Exchange Commission from 2002 to 2008.
  • Old Catholic Priest from 2004 to present.

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