Fr. Edwin Leonard


Fr. Edwin Leonard shares the Gospel with devotion and enthusiasm.  A graduate of Francisan University and veteran of NET Ministries, he was ordained in 2012 by Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell for the Diocese of Dallas. Fr. Edwin served his first two years of priesthood as the parochial vicar at St. Rita Catholic Church until he was assigned as the director of Vocations for the diocese. Under Fr. Edwin’s direction, the diocese accepted 80 new seminarians into formation.

In addition to vocations work, he was appointed in 2018 as chaplain of Bishop Lynch Catholic High School where he served until 2021 when he was assigned as pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell, Texas. Fr. Edwin also serves on the executive board for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors. As comfortable in a Crossfit gym or at a music festival as he is at the altar of the Lord celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Fr. Edwin loves sharing the Gospel and teaching the next generation of saints.

Youth Conferences West


July 12-14, 2024