From Philadelphia, Pr Leonard has been able to make forays into almost all parts of ministry in the church. Growing up the trajectory was one of service. After college and seminary, he served a parish in North Philadelphia, while fulfilling his ROTC requirement as a Navy Chaplain that did not end for 18 years. He learned Dutch in the Netherlands to equip him to serve as Missionary in Suriname. Upon completion of his service there, graduate education and service as an administrator at Uppsala College, Union Seminary kept him moving up and down the New Jersey Turnpike. A call to Contextual Education at his Alma Mater, Lutheran Theological Seminary [now United Lutheran Seminary] brought him back to his home town, as he has continuously been connected to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Philadelphia. Gasoline and energy seem to never be in short supply.