Deacon Ed McLeod was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 4, 2003, which is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. He was born on December 4, 1952 and raised in the Eight Mile and Gratiot area. St. Veronica Parish was his home parish for a few years until St. Leonard Parish was built. He was educated at both parish schools. Deacon Ed attended the University of Detroit and then completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies with a Minor in Pastoral Ministry at Madonna University. Deacon Ed then completed a Masters in Pastoral Ministry at Sacred Heart Major Seminary prior to ordination in 2003. Currently Deacon Ed is working toward a certificate in Spiritual Direction.
Deacon Ed and Michele Marcotte (registered nurse) became the Sacrament of Marriage on October 1, 1988 and have one daughter Rebecca who completed a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. Deacon Ed has a love for Scripture, Liturgy, Prayer, and a devotion to care for the sick and those in mourning and to minister to them. I believe that every follower of Jesus Christ has the duty to “Act justly, Love tenderly, and to Walk Humbly with their God” (Micah 6:8), which was the motto for our ordination class. All ministry seems to stem from that Scripture passage. In addition to ministry, Deacon Ed enjoys reading, riding his bike, and spending time at the gym. He also has a love for Mackinac Island and enjoys spending time with family and friends.