Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., has named the Rev. William Kraynak pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Ravenna, effective Aug. 31.
Kraynak was ordained June 6, 1981, following seminary studies at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati.
He served as associate pastor at St. Paul Parish in Salem, St. Louis Parish in Louisville, St. Charles Parish in Boardman, and St. Joseph Parish in Canton. He served as pastor at Sacred Heart of Mary Parish in Harrisburg and St. Joan of Arc Parish in Canton.
He also served as chaplain for the Knights of Columbus, as a member of the Priest Personnel Board, the Council for Catechesis of the Board of Religious Education, the Priest Retirement Board and the Priests Council.