Newnan’s De Leo to be ordained to priesthood

Tue, 01/03/2006 - 4:21pm
By: The Citizen

Jerome De Leo of Newnan has received approval to be ordained into the priesthood in the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church (ICCEC).

The ordination will likely be conducted in the spring of 2006 in the sanctuary of Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg, where De Leo has served as a member for more than nine years.

For the past 3 1/2 years, De Leo has served as an ordained deacon in the ICCEC.

To receive candidacy status for ordination, De Leo had to receive the approval of the Commission on Ordained Ministry of the Diocese of Georgia, the rector’s council of Christ the King, his pastor and his bishop.

De Leo recently concluded studies at St. Michael’s Seminary where he will receive a licentiate of theology. Previously, he served as lay eucharistic minister and as a licensed liturgical minister.

He also is the denomination’s representative in Georgia for CECforLife, a pro-life organization.

De Leo is a member of the church’s worship ministry where he plays drums, guitar, sings and writes songs. He served with a core group which helped to establish a mission congregation in Hogansville. Currently, he oversees the licensed liturgical minister program at Christ the King.

De Leo is son of the Rev. and Mrs. William De Leo of Wilmington, N.C. He and his wife, the former Dawn Jones, have two children.

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