11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Exhibit Hall C, D
Deacon Steve Swope
Deacon Steve Swope was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2008 and is assigned to St. Mary Magdalene Church in Newnan, Georgia.
Deacon Swope serves the Archdiocese of Atlanta as the chair of the Diaconate Scrutinies and Evaluation Committee, as a member of the Deacon Personnel Board and as lead master of ceremonies at the Eucharistic Congress.
Deacon Swope formerly served as the associate director of formation for the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
A Catholic Relief Services global fellow ambassador educator, he has traveled with CRS to overseas to witness the work being done by the American Catholic Church on behalf of the poorest in the world.
Deacon Swope is also a member of the National Association of Diaconate Directors, serves onthe Newnan-Coweta County Airport Authority and is a board member of the Samaritan Clinic,which serves the poor and uninsured in Coweta County. He and his wife, Marie, support Elevate Coweta Students and serve as mentors/tutors each week at a title I elementary school.
Before joining the archdiocese, the deacon’s business career was in the travel industry. He was one of the founders of The Rubicon Group, a company that provided critical business intelligence and pricing guidance to the travel and hospitality industries.
Deacon Swope and his wife live on a small farm outside of Newnan, where they raise chickens, grow vegetables and try to find time to relax. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.