Dr. Jeff Willard, Deacon

Leadership Consultant

Jeff and his wife were married in 1985 and he converted to the faith in 1988. He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City in 1999. He has worked full time in various ministries of the church since 1997. Jeff holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a PhD in Counseling Studies. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor with an emphasis on marriage and grief counseling.

He is the Director of Pastoral Care and Spiritual Life at Saint John Vianney parish in Houston, Texas over-seeing 28 programs and numerous small faith groups. He also serves the parish as a deacon.

Jeff and his wife Mary Lynn love the Gulf coast and moved to the Houston area in 2016 from Oklahoma to be closer to the water. Jeff has a passion for leading others into discipleship with Christ.