Deacon Steve Swope

About the Author

Deacon Steve Swope was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on February 8, 2008 and serves at St. George Catholic Church in Newnan, Georgia.

Deacon Steve currently serves the Archdiocese of Atlanta as the chair of the Diaconate Scrutinies and Evaluation Committee, a member of the Deacon Personnel Board, and the lead Master of Ceremonies at the Archdiocese of Atlanta Eucharistic Congress.

Deacon Steve formerly served the Archdiocese as the Associate Director of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the CEO of GWTW Partners which has oversight of the use and intellectual property protection of Margaret Mitchell’s award winning novel, Gone With the Wind.

Before joining the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Steve’s business career was in the travel industry. Steve 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. Steve served as the President and CEO of Rubicon from its inception until the sale of the company in early 2011.

Steve currently is a Catholic Relief Services Global Fellow Educator and a member of the National Association of Diaconate Directors. He also serves as the Chairman of the Newnan~Coweta County Airport Authority and a member of the Board of Directors of The Coweta County Centre for the Arts.

Deacon Steve and his wife Marie live on a small farm just outside of Newnan, where they raise chickens, grow vegetables and find time to relax. Steve and Marie have two adult children, Jennifer and Matthew. Jennifer resides in Washington, DC with her husband Toby and their two children Eleanor and Henry. Matthew resides in Atlanta and is the Assistant Solicitor General of Coweta County.

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Editor’s Note: ICL Contributing Writer, Deacon Steve Swope, is a Catholic Relief Services Global Fellow Educator and a member of a Catholic Relief Services delegation that traveled to Greece and Serbia to observe and minister to the needs of Syrian refugees fleeing civil war, terrorism and ISIS. His ongoing blog posts record his experiences, thoughts and the personal stories of men, women […]