Staff Member: Larry Wilson
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Deacon Larry Wilson was born and raised in Newark, Ohio. He attended St. Francis de Sales as a child. Deacon Wilson graduated from Kent State University in March 1976 with a degree in broadcasting with minors in photography, theatre and film. He is married to wife Shelley and has two grown children, Holly and Matthew. Deacon Wilson was in the Air National Guard for 31 years. He spent the last 20 years active duty, stationed in Mansfield. He worked as the Visual Information Manager of the 179th Airlift wing where he provided photographic, video, and graphic support for the Airlift Wing. He was also in charge of all photography, public affairs, training and information. He was ordained in Toledo during May 2003 and assigned to St. Peter’s Parish located in Mansfield. While living in Mansfield, Deacon Wilson served 15 years as an assistant Boy Scout master for developmentally handicapped children. He was also involved in prison ministry for three years. Deacon Wilson came to St. Leonard in June 2005. Deacon Larry enjoys hiking and sailing and spending time at Lake Erie during the summer.