Most Rev. Daniel Mueggenborg
Bishop of Reno, Nevada
Most Rev. Daniel Mueggenborg was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University and received a B.S. in Geology before beginning seminary studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he earned both his S.T.B. in Theology and S.T.L. in Biblical Theology from the Gregorian University. He was ordained to the Priesthood in 1989 and has served in a variety of ministries including assignments as Chaplain to Bishop Kelley High School, Director of the St. Philip Newman Center at the University of Tulsa, Pastor of the Church of the Madalene (Tulsa) and St. Clement of Rome (Bixby), and seminary formation as Vice Rector of the Pontifical North American College.
He served as Pastor of the historic Parish of Christ the King in Tulsa, Oklahoma and on various boards of Catholic institutions including the Board of Directors for Saint John Health System (Ascension Healthcare) and Catholic Charities of Tulsa, the Advancement Advisory Team for the Pontifical North American College.
He recently authored a three volume set of discipleship reflections on the Sunday Gospel readings entitled Come Follow Me (Gracewing, London). FOCUS Missionaries and the Parish of Christ the King are currently working together to develop a model for parish-based evangelization and discipleship formation that can benefit the larger Church. He enjoys mountain biking and hiking.
On April 6, 2017, he was appointed by Pope Francis as an Auxiliary Bishop in Seattle and was ordained to the Episcopacy on May 31, 2017 in St. James Cathedral. He was appointed as Bishop of the Diocese of Reno on July 20, 2021.