Eddie De León, CMF
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Preaching
Chair, Department of Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry
Director of Intercultural Outreach
MDiv, Catholic Theological Union
DMin, Aquinas Institute of Theology
Rev. Eddie De León is a member of the Claretian Missionaries and was ordained to the priesthood in 1991. His first assignment, after CTU studies, was as Director and Chaplain of Campus Ministry in Southern Missouri, where he served for 13 years. Afterwards, he was elected Provincial for his province gaining for him both a national and international perspective regarding church administration and ecclesial ministry. Soon after completion of his term of office, he was invited to serve as chaplain at Yale University, where he created an intercultural student outreach program. Prior to coming to CTU, Fr. Eddie, was serving at the United Nations as an NGO Representative in NYC for the Claretian Missionaries, while residing and ministering at a Latino/a parish.
Currently, he is a member and previous board member of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). Fr. Eddie is also a regular participant with the Festival of Homiletics, where practitioners and professors of homiletics gather annually for intellectual discourse and application regarding preaching, worship and culture.