Fr. Leo Hodges was ordained in 1986 as a priest for the Diocese of Orlando and is currently pastor of St. Andrew Catholic Church and School since 2012.
Fr. Leo’s undergraduate degree is in criminology from Florida State University where he was also a member of the FSU track team. He attended seminary at St. Meinrad School of Theology and graduated with an M.Div. He also received a master’s in pastoral ministries from Boston College with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling. He completed studies at the Living School for Action and Contemplation. For almost 40 years, Fr. Leo has been involved with Kairos Prison Ministry for adults and youth, of which his father, Clarence Hodges, was a founding member.
Fr. Leo has been an associate pastor at Holy Name Catholic Church in Indialantic, a school chaplain and coach at Melbourne Central Catholic High School in Melbourne, Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, and Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona Beach, an associate pastor at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormand Beach, and pastor of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Palm Bay. He has facilitated and designed numerous retreats and days of reflection and is a trained spiritual director.