Sam Dessordi Peres Leite

The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Peres Leite serves as the Senior Priest at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. This is not his first multicultural and bilingual parish. His former parish was St. James the Apostle in Oakland, CA. Sam Dessórdi has canonically transferred from the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil while finishing his D.Min. in 2013, Berkeley, CA. In his Master of Theological Studies program, he explored themes on liturgical inculturation and the Daily Office; and his Doctoral degree was focused on the vocation of The Episcopal Church towards the Latino population in the U.S. Currently, he is a member of the diocesan Liturgy Committee. He became an ECF Fellow in 2011.