Fr. Metz was born in Milwaukee and attended St. Francis Minor and Major Seminaries, as well as Marquette University where he received a doctorate in counseling and guidance.
Ordained on May 29, 1965 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Fr. Metz served the parishes of St. Francis Borgia, Cedarburg (1965-1968); St. Aloysius, West Allis (1968-1969); and St. Mark, Kenosha (1995-2009). He served with the Newman Apostolate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; was liaison for Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee; and dean for District 1 (1995-2002).
Fr. Rinzel was born in Menomonee Falls and attended St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary and St. Francis Major Seminary.
Ordained on May 30, 1964 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Fr. Rinzel served the parishes of St. Lawrence, Milwaukee (1964-1967); St. Kilian, Hartford (1967-1971); was appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of Good Hope, Milwaukee (1971-1979); and pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas, Kenosha (1979-1983); Holy Angels, West Bend (1983-1995); and St. Leonard, Muskego (1995-2005). He served the parishes of Holy Family, Reeseville; St. John the Baptist, Clyman; and St. Columbkille, Elba, as pastor from 1995-2005. He also served as dean for District 7.
Fr. Acker was born in Franksville and attended Divine Heart Seminary, Donaldson, Ind., and St. Francis Minor and Major seminaries.
Ordained on May 25, 1963 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Fr. Acker served the parishes of St. Rita, West Allis (1963-1968); St. George, Kenosha (1968-1970); St. Sylvester, South Milwaukee (1970-1971); St. James, Kenosha (1971-1977), and St. Catherine, Milwaukee (1977-1982) all as associate pastor. He was appointed pastor of St. Alexander, Milwaukee (1982-1994); and Immaculate Conception, Saukville (1994-2009).