Upon his ordination to the priesthood on Saturday, May 24th, Bishop Arthur A. Serratelli has assigned Rev. Christopher S. Barkhausen as a parochial vicar to St. Patrick Church, effective July 1st.
Christopher is the son of Stephen and Marta Barkhausen, and was born on April 23rd, 1988 in Morristown. Christopher completed studies at St. Therese Catholic School, Succasunna, N.J. in 2002 and Pope John XXIII High School, Sparta in 2006. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Catholic theology from St. Andrew's College Seminary at Seton Hall University, South Orange, in 2010 and a Master's of Divinity from St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA, in 2014.
Prior to ordination, Christopher has served in pastoral assignments at St. Jude, Budd Lake, Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Lourdes, Paterson, St. Michael, Netcong and Assumption, Morristown. He served his diaconate assignment at St. Maurice Church, Forrest Hills, Pittsburgh, PA.
Some other accomplishments include president of the Student Resident Forum at St. Vincent Seminary. Christopher is a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus; and an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 54, Succasunna, NJ.