Father Robert Ponec

Father Robert J.F. Ponec was Vicar of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, until his death in November, 2020.  Although we profoundly feel the pain of separation, let us remember that he now lives in our true, native land with our Lord and his saints. You can read his obituary here.

Fr. Ponec was ordained a Priest on August 19, 2006 in Sioux City, Iowa at St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church.  He founded and served at St. Stephen’s beginning in 2003 and St. John’s beginning in 2007.

Fr. Ponec graduated from Creighton University in 1978 receiving a degree in psychology with minors in philosophy and business.  He attended seminary at St. Joseph of Arimathea in Berkeley, CA in 2005-2006.

Fr. Ponec served on the Diocese of the Western States board of directors for many years, and as Recording Secretary beginning in 2009. He previously also served on the Ecclesiastical Court for the DWS.  He began serving as a chaplain for the Omaha Police Department in 2015, and on the OPD Chaplaincy Executive board in 2019.