Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas in 2004, and became on January 15, 2005 the 4th Archbishop and the 11th Bishop for the Archdiocese of Kansas City. In 2015, he also served several months as the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. Archbishop Naumann is Chair of the Kansas Catholic Conference, and currently serves as a member of the USCCB Administrative Committee, USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities and the USCCB Communications Committee.
Archbishop Naumann was ordained a priest in 1975. For 11 years of his priestly ministry, he served as a Pastor or Associate Pastor for parishes in the Inner City of St. Louis.
From 1984 to 1995, Archbishop Naumann served as the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Coordinator in St. Louis. In 1995, then Father Naumann was appointed by Archbishop Justin Rigali to serve as Vicar-General for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. On September 3, l997, he was ordained a Bishop. Bishop Naumann served as an Auxiliary Bishop from 1997-2003. In October, 2003, Bishop Naumann was elected Administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.