Father Bill Rose
Originally from Toledo, Father William Rose returned to his local roots when he was appointed as Pastor of Christ the King parish in July 2008. Father Bill came to CK from St. Rose and St. John Parishes in Lima.
A graduate of both Cardinal Stritch High School and the University of Toledo, Father Bill worked for a local newspaper before entering Mount St. Mary’s Seminary.
The youngest of three sons, he remains close to his family, which is very supportive of his vocation.
What People Are Saying About Father Bill
"I like Fr. Bill because he is always smiling when he visits our classroom. I always hug him when I see him because I know he loves children." (Anonymous CK student)
“Fr. Bill is so approachable and genuinely cares about each individual person. He knows us personally and I feel like he is our friend, not just our pastor.” (Mimi U.)
“I like the way Fr. Bill knows all the children's names and directly talks to them. My children like his sense of humor.” (Julie B.)
“I love the way Fr. Bill communicates and interacts with the children. He is fantastic!” (Jen M.)
What I like best about Father Bill is the Intensity with which he celebrates the Mass. His faith is both palpable and contagious and my own faith has been renewed through him. I feel as though I am, for the first time in my adult life, experiencing the true presence of the Holy Spirit when I attend his Masses." (Anonymous CK Parishioner)