Deacon David Leatherby
Deacon Dave Leatherby was ordained to the diaconate on June 28th, 2014, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament for the Diocese of Sacramento.
Born in Iowa February 8th, 1956 into a protestant Christian family, he is the eldest of 10 children, has four children of his own, and 16 grandchildren, and is the father (and father-in-law) of two priests. He has been married to his high school sweetheart and best friend, Jennifer, for over 41 years. Deacon Dave’s parents converted to the Catholic faith when he was a youth, which he considers one of the greatest blessings of his life.
As one of the owners of Leatherby’s Family Creameries, a local family business, Deacon Dave is active in both the business and Catholic community, giving talks, offering spiritual direction, leading pilgrimages, prayer groups and teaching.
His greatest passion is to bring everyone to know the love of God, and share the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith.