About Pastor Leseganich



Pastor Richard Leseganich was called to Messiah Lutheran Church (Cape Coral, FL) in May of 2018 and is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Pastor earned his Bachelor’s degree at Thiel College in Greenville, PA.  Pastor earned his Master of Divinity degree in 1999 from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, now United Lutheran Seminary. He completed a chaplain residency at York Hospital (York, PA) and was ordained in 2000.  He is currently the chaplain for the Southwest Florida Chapter of American Guild of Organists.

Pastor also completed coursework at Walden University in the Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program. He served as an on-call chaplain at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, OH. Outside of church life, is certified to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages and served English Language Learners as part of the tutoring staff of Lorain County Community College in Elyria, OH.

In 2018, Pastor received his Certificate of Spiritual Direction from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International. Pastor is available for individual spiritual direction sessions.


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