Rev. William Gearheard Jr., is a native of Lafayette, LA, appointed Pastoral Administrator on June 25, 2016 to OLL. He previously
served at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Alexandria. He served as Pastor at St. Joseph Church in Milton, LA, Chaplain at University
Medical Center of Lafayette, LA, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, LA, and Pastor of Our Lady of Assumption
in Carencro, LA. He also served as the Chairman of the Clergy Welfare Board in the Diocese of Lafayette for eight years. As
of July 1, 2017 he will be assigned to Rapides Medical Center as Chaplain and as the Parochial Vicar of St. Frances Xavier
Cathedral in Alexandria, LA.