Fr. Michael R. Van Acker: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Michael R. Van Acker

Ordained: 1981

  • 1982: Holy Trinity, Bloomington, IL (PEO)
  • 1983-1986: Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, IL (PEO)
  • 1987-1988: Bergan High School, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1989: St. Pius X, Rock Island, IL (PEO)
  • 1990-1992: St. Patrick’s, Andalusia, IL (PEO)
  • 1993: Graduate Studies (PEO)
  • 1994-2002: St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, IL (PEO)
  • 2003-2019: Unknown

In 2002, Fr. Michael R. Van Acker was removed from ministry after he was accused of child sexual abuse dating back to the 1980s. Fr. Van Acker is included in the Diocese of Peoria’s list of “Priests Removed from Ministry Due to Allegations of Abuse of a Minor.” Fr. Van Acker’s whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.