Deacon candidate profile

Name: David U. Sallen
Age: 60
Family: wife Sheila, an R.N.; a son Will, a student at Loras College in Dubuque; and a son Joe and his wife Caroline, both high school teachers in Missouri.
Occupation: Attorney and former Lee County Chief Public Defender
Parish: Holy Family Parish, Fort Madison
How did you know you were being called to the diaconate?
I have always enjoyed helping people and have had a close relationship with Our Lord. I had looked into the diaconate and prayed about it earlier, but the time was not right. When Class VI started I discerned God’s strong call and it gets stronger every year.

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