Notable Alumni

Alumni of St. John’s Seminary Called to serve in the Pastoral Office of Bishop


Most Reverend John J. Ward (+2011): Auxiliary of Los Angeles (1963-1996)

Most Reverend William R. Johnson (+1986)  Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1971-1976),  Bishop of Orange (1976-1986)

Most Reverend Juan A. Arzube (+2007) Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1971 – 2007)

His Eminence Cardinal Roger M. Mahony: Auxiliary Bishop of Fresno (1975-1980),  Bishop of Stockton (1980-1985),  Archbishop of Los Angeles (1985-2011), Cardinal Priest (1991)

Most Reverend Manuel D. Moreno (+2006)  Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1977-1982),  Bishop of Tucson (1982-2003)

Most Reverend Thaddeus A. Shubsda (+1991)
Auxiliary of Los Angeles (1977-1982), Bishop of Monterey (1982)

Most Reverend Donald W. Montrose (+2008)  Rector of St. John’s Seminary College (1984-1986), Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1983-1985), Bishop of Stockton (1985-1999)

His Eminence Cardinal William J. Levada: Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1983-1986),  Archbishop of Portland, OR (1986-1995),  Archbishop of San Francisco (1995-2005),  Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (2005-2012),Created Cardinal Deacon (2006) , Cardinal Priest (2016).

Most Reverend John T. Steinbock (+2010): Auxiliary Bishop of Orange (1984-1991),  Bishop of Santa Rosa (1987-1991),  Bishop of Fresno (1991-2010)

His Eminence Cardinal Justin F. Rigali: Titular Archbishop of Volsinium (1985) , Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops,  Archbishop of St.Louis (1994-2003),  Archbishop of Philadelphia (2003-2011), Cardinal Priest (2003) 

Most Reverend Armando X. Ochoa:  Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1987-1996), Bishop of El Paso (1996-2011), Bishop of Fresno (2011-)

Most Reverend G. Patrick Ziemann (+ 2009) :  Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1987-1992),  Bishop of Santa Rosa (1992-1999)

Most Reverend Todd Brown: Bishop of Boise (1989-1998),  Bishop of Orange (1998-2012)

Most Reverend Michael E. Driscoll:  Auxiliary Bishop of Orange (1990-1999),  Bishop of Boise (1999-2014)

Most Reverend Sylvester D. Ryan: Rector of St. John’s Seminary College (1986), Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1990-1992),  Bishop of Monterey (1992-2006)

Most Reverend Stephen E. Blaire:  Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1990-1999),  Bishop of Stockton (1999)

Most Reverend Gabino Zavala:  Rector of St. John’s Seminary (1992-1994), Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1994-2012)

Most Reverend Joseph M. Sartoris: Auxiliary of Los Angeles (1994-2002)

Most Reverend George H. Niederauer:  Rector of St. John’s Seminary (1987-1992),  Bishop of Salt Lake City (1995-2005),  Archbishop of San Francisco (2005-2012)

Most Reverend Gerald E. Wilkerson: Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1998-2015)

Most Reverend Jaime Soto: Auxiliary Bishop of Orange (2000-2007), Bishop of Sacramento (2008-)

Most Reverend Edward Wm. Clark: Rector of St. John’s Seminary College (1994-2000), Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (2001)

Most Reverend Dennis P. O’Neil (+2003) Auxiliary Bishop of San Bernardino (2001-2003)

Most Reverend Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S.: Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (2003-2010),  Archbishop of San Antonio (2010-)

Most Reverend Alexander Salazar: Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (2004-)

Most Reverend James S. Wall: Bishop of Gallup (2009-)

Most Reverend Bishop Cirilo B. Flores (+2014) Auxiliary Bishop of Orange (2009-2013) ,  Bishop of San Diego (2013-2014)

Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta:  Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento (2014-)

Most Reverend George Gallaro:  Bishop of Byzantine Eparchy of Piana degli Albanensi (2015-)

Most Reverend Joseph P. Brennan:  Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (2015-)

Most Reverend Timothy E. Freyer: Auxiliary Bishop of Orange (2017-))