Father Matthew Hoover will be the new pastor of St. Joseph Church at Dover.
The Catholic Diocese of Columbus
announced that Father Matthew Hoover
, most recently pastor of St. Peter in Chains Church at Wheelersburg and St. Monica Church
at New Boston, will assume the duties of Father William Arnold as pastor of St. Joseph Church
Hoover, a native of Warsaw, Ind., earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the Pontifical College Josephinum at Columbus; a bachelor's degree in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy; and a master's degree in spirituality from the Teresianum University in Rome.
was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1995 at St. Joseph Cathedral
Hoover also previously served as associate pastor at the Church of the Resurrection at New Albany and St. Peter Church at Columbus.
He was director of vocations for the Diocese from 1999 to 2004.