Made for More – Bishop Konderla: The Beauty of Human Dignity

Made for More is a series to help you discover Christ and unfold the way he desires us to live our lives.

Bishop David A. Konderla is the second of twelve children, son of the late David and Ann Konderla. He grew up in Bryan, Texas; graduated from Bryan High School in 1978 and worked for several years as a machinist before entering the seminary in 1985.

After graduating from the University of Dallas in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in history, he earned his Master of Divinity from the University of St. Thomas and St. Mary’s Seminary, and was ordained on June 3, 1995.

Bishop Konderla served at St. Louis Parish in Austin and St. Luke’s Parish in Temple before his assignment as associate pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station. After almost four years with the Aggies, he was named as Vocation Director for the Diocese of Austin, where he served the diocese for four years. He returned to St. Mary’s as pastor and Director of Campus Ministry in August 2005.

Bishop Konderla is known for his skills in woodworking and carpentry. All 11 siblings live in the state of Texas.

Bishop Konderla was appointed the fourth Bishop of Tulsa on May 13, 2016, by Pope Francis.

Made for More is an initiative of the Faith Formation Office of the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. If you have any questions or would like to attend these events, please contact Sarah Jameson: sarah.jameson@dioceseoftulsa.org.

About the author, Adam

Adam is the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, the Co-Host of The Catholic Man Show, and the CEO of St. Michael Catholic Radio.

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