Most Rev. Rose Tressel,  Presiding Bishop

Rose Tressel was ordained a priest by the United Catholic Church in 2001 and has since served as the pastor of Bethany Church, a cell church network with parishioners in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  Her primary parish focus is on providing pastoral and sacramental support to families who are unable to be integrated into a local worshipping community due to age, infirmity or other impediments.  In March 2006, she was elected as Presiding Bishop of the United Catholic Church and was ordained to the episcopacy in June 2006. 

Bishop Tressel holds a STM from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church  in New York City, where her study interest centered on ecumenism and conciliar theology, a MDiv  from the Trinity Theological Seminary – University of Liverpool, UK, and a MBA from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. 


Rev. Bob Mueller, Presiding Bishop Elect

Bob Mueller was ordained a priest in 1974 and served for 15 years in parish ministry in Louisville and Elizabethtown, KY. Bob currently pastors at Good Samaritan United Catholic Church, a house church at his home. Rev. Mueller holds an STM degree from St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. Bob is Vice President of Development at Hosparus Health, a large non-profit hospice in southern Indiana and Kentucky. Rev. Mueller will be consecrated as presiding bishop on May 16, 2018 at Sacred Cross Oratory in Floyds Knobs, IN (right across the Ohio River from Louisville.)

Most Rev. Hollis Dodge,  Vicar General

Hollis Dodge was ordained as a priest in 1974 and was subsequently active in pastoral ministry for 18 years in the Virginia region.  He incardinated into the United Catholic Church in 2004, and is currently pastoring St. Michael’s Church, a United Church of Christ congregation located in Bridgewater, Virginia. 

Bishop Dodge holds a BA in Philosophy from St. Mary’s College in Baltimore Maryland, a MDiv from St. Mary’s University in Baltimore, a MA in American History from James Madison University in Harrison, Virginia, and a MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Virginia Commonwealth University.