The following comes from a November 23 USCCB press release:

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Father Timothy Freyer, 53, episcopal vicar for the Diocese of Orange, California, as an auxiliary bishop of Orange.

The appointment was publicized in Washington, November 23, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Timothy Freyer was born October 13, 1963, in Los Angeles, California. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from St. John Seminary College, Camarillo, California, 1981-1985, where he also continued seminary studies, 1985-1989. He was ordained a priest on June 10, 1989.

Assignments after ordination include: associate pastor at St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos, 1989-1994, and at Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente, 1994-1999; parochial vicar, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Laguna Beach, 1999-2001; pastor, St. Mary’s Church, Fullerton, 2001-2003; administrator pro tempore and administrator, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim, 2002-2003; pastor, St. Boniface Church, 2003-2012; episcopal vicar for clergy, 2012-present.

The Diocese of Orange comprises 782 square miles in the state of California. It has a total population of 3,145,515 people of which 1,346,540, or 43 percent, are Catholic. The bishop of Orange since 2012 is Bishop Kevin Vann. The diocese has two retired bishops.