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June 1, 2023

Rev. Msgr. John A. Zuraw
Vicar General Diocese of Youngstown

“Challenges of Being a 21st Century Catholic”


Monsignor John Zuraw was born on July 4, 1960. A native of Campbell, Ohio, Msgr. Zuraw
graduated from Ursuline High School in 1978.

He attended Youngstown State University and in 1992 earned a bachelor’s degree in history from
the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio. In 1987 he earned a master’s degree in
Divinity from Mount Saint Mary Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio. On June 20, 1987 he was ordained a
priest by Bishop James Malone. On October 31, 1999 he was granted his License in Canon Law
from the Catholic University of America, Washington DC.

His ministerial assignments include Saint Louis, Louisville, Immaculate Conception, Youngstown,
Saint Rose, Girard, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, McDonald and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Niles.
He currently serves as Pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish and Saint Luke Parish
in Boardman.

On November 1, 1996 he was appointed Executive Director of Clergy and Religious Services for the
Diocese of Youngstown. In 2014 he was appointed Chancellor, Vicar for Educational and Pastoral
Service and Defender of the Bond and Promoter of Justice for the Diocesan Tribunal. On July 1,
2022, Msgr. Zuraw was named Vicar General with responsibilities as Moderator of Parish, School,
and Ministerial Leadership and for external operations of the diocese.