Leon Longard

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Location Indianapolis, IN, USA
Position Project Leader
Project Diakonos
Website http://diakonosindy.weebly.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/leon.longard
Email llongard@gmail.com
Team Member ID 41273

Bio/Description

Leon grew up in northeast Wisconsin.  After high school, he moved to Minneapolis, MN to attend North Central University and graduated 1992 with a degree in Biblical Studies and Humanities.  A year later, he and Tina began courting and were married in 1994.  They spent most of the next thirteen years in the Twin Cities area until they moved to Indiana in 2007.

For most of the first fifteen years after college, Leon was involved in university ministry either has a volunteer, bi-vocational, or full-time campus minister.  Through those years, he also worked in the main street marketplace as a retail manager/trainer and as a service representative in the insurance industry.  More recently, he has worked as a substitute teacher and special education assistant in their local school district.

In 2009, he and Tina launched Village Soul Ministries as a missional outreach based in their local church.  In 2012, they formally joined the Communitas tribe as a continuation of their work through Village Soul.  Through this ministry, they seek to build missional communities on the near southeast side of Indianapolis that serve and bring the life of Christ to those on the margins of society.  Their strategy is to collaborate with community agencies that serve those in need and share Christ through meaningful relationships.

Leon and Tina are blessed with three amazing daughters: Katiana, Elaina, and Natalia.  As a family, they enjoy camping, hiking, gardening, and swimming at the YMCA together.  Leon also enjoys fishing, riding bicycle, and being involved in whatever his daughters are doing.  Though he has not lived in the Green Bay area for over 20 years, he is still a major Packer fan.

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