Bishop Robert W. Muench announced the appointment of Father Eliseus Ibeh MSP as pastor at St. Benedict the Moor Church in Betrandville effective Sept. 1.  

A native of Nguru-Mbaise, Nigeria, Father Ibeh was born July 15, 1954 and ordained July 1, 1989 in St. Paul, Abuja. He attended Missionary Society of St. Paul and Missionary Seminary of St. Paul in Abuja, Nigeria. He earned his master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in 2001.  

Father Ibeh is succeeding Father Gordian Iwuji MSP, who has been appointed to a church parish outside of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Father Iwuji has been serving at St. Benedict since 2013.