Leonard DeLorenzo, Director

Ministering with the Notre Dame Vision program since its inception in 2002, Lenny’s role as program director started in August 2004. His involvement in Notre Dame Vision includes two summers as an undergraduate Mentor-in-Faith, two summers as a keynote presenter, one year as the program’s Coordinator of Outreach projects, and now more than eight years as director.  He also edits Notre Dame Vision’s blog, Full of Grace, and is a regular contributor and columnist for the Institute for Church Life’s online journal, Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization.

Leonard is concurrently a doctoral candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of Theology, where he previously earned his master’s (systematic theology) and bachelor’s degrees (theology and philosophy).  Specializing in systematic theology and the history of modern religious thought, Leonard’s doctoral research concerns theological anthropology, communication, and the communion of saints.

From August 2003 through June 2010, Leonard concurrently served as the Coordinator for Recruitment for the Center for Catechetical Initiatives at Notre Dame.  Leonard was instrumental in the creation and launching of the new Echo: Faith Formation Leadership Program - a graduate service program committed to renewing the ministry of catechesis in the Catholic Church. Participating in the design of the program, Leonard helped to set its foundation in its first year, and then gathered together the first seven cohorts of program participants. 

Born in Nutley, New Jersey and raised in Orange County, California (via Nashville, Tennessee), Leonard now resides in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, Lisa, and their children: Caleb, Felicity, and Josiah.

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