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Fr. Timothy Keppel – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father Timothy Keppel

Diocese of San Bernardino/Theatines

Timothy Keppel Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1977

Removed: 2013

Assignment History:

  • 1978-1980: St. Joseph (Fontana, CA)
  • 1981: Unknown
  • 1982-1983: Our Lady of Loretto Church (Spanish Lake, MO)
  • 1984: Resurrection Catholic Church (Montgomery, AL)
  • 1985-1996: Church of the Resurrection (Fontana, CA)
  • 1997: Unknown
  • 1998-2003: Our Lady of the Lake Church (Lake Arrowhead, CA)
  • 1999-2009: St. Anne in the Mountains Church (Running Springs, CA)
  • 2004-2005: Our Lady of the Lake Church (Crest Park, CA)
  • 2006-2009: Our Lady of the Lake Church (Lake Arrowhead, CA)
  • 2009-2010: Congregation of the Resurrection (Fontana, CA)
  • 2011-2013: Congregation of the Resurrection (Apple Valley, CA)
  • 2011-2012: Our Lady of the Desert (Apple Valley, CA)
  • 2011-2012: St. Paul (Lucerne Valley, CA)
  • 2011-2014: Provincial Office of the Congregation of the Resurrection, (Chicago, IL)
  • 2015-2018: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Timothy Keppel:

In 2013, the Congregation of the Resurrection announced that Fr. Timothy Keppel allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with a teenage boy from 1976-1979 in the Diocese of San Bernardino. Following an investigation, the Diocese of San Bernardino and the Congregation of the Resurrection concluded that there was reasonable cause to suspect that inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor occurred. Consequently, Fr. Keppel was removed from public ministry and was sent to live in Chicago, IL, under the supervision of his religious order.

Fr. Keppel was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse in 2018. According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. Keppel is permanently banned from ministry in the Diocese. Fr. Keppel’s current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children since 2015, are unknown.

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