A Vicar General is a priest who has the executive power over the whole diocese which belongs to the diocesan bishop by law, namely, the power to place all administrative acts except those, however, which the bishop has reserved to himself or which require a special mandate of the bishop by law. (c. 479.1)
In the Diocese of Salina, there are two Vicars General: Msgr. James E. Hake and Fr. Kerry Ninemire. Msgr. Hake is retired from parish ministry, but continues to serve as Defender of the Bond on the Diocese of Salina Tribunal and the Appellate Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Kansas City. Fr. Ninemire also serves as Pastor of Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Manhattan and St. Patrick Parish in Ogden.