Father Michael J.K. Fuller, a diocesan priest who chairs the Department of Spiritual Theology at
Mundelein Seminary, has been named executive director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Father Fuller succeeds Father Peter French Ryan, a Jesuit who has served in the post since 2013.
A priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Father Fuller was ordained in 1997. He is the author of The Virgin Martyrs: A Hagiographical and Mystagogical Interpretation.