WASHINGTON—Reverend Patrick J. Conroy will step down as House Chaplain next month after seven years in the post. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) thanked Father Conroy for his service to the people’s House: 

“As chaplain, Father Conroy has been a great source of strength and support to our community. He is deeply admired by members and staff. Father Conroy’s ministry here has made a difference, and we are all very grateful to him.”

NOTE: The House elected Father Conroy as its 60th House Chaplain on May 25, 2011. In the coming weeks, Speaker Ryan will consult with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on a successor to Father Conroy.