Parochial Vicar Biography

Fr. Leonardo Pestaño

Name: Leonardo Trompeta Pestaño
Born: October 25, 1967
Raised: Tigbauan, Iloilo Republic of the Philippines, the youngest of six children
Ordained Transitional Deacon: November 21, 1993
Ordained Priest: April 13, 1994

Academic Studies:
Elementary: Tigbauan Central Elementary School: 1974-1980
High School: At 12 years of age began seminary formation at St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary, Jaro, Iloilo 1980-1984
College: St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary 1984-1988, Bachelor of Science: Major in Philosophy
Theology: St. Joseph Regional Seminary 1988-1994, Jaro, Iloilo City
1982-1988 Music Course (Piano) Colegio Sagrado Corazon De Jesus Conservatory of Music, Iloilo City, Philippines
1997-1989: Educational Management, University of San Agustin, Iloilo City Philippines
2005-2007: Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (candidate), Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

Work Experience and Parish Assignments:
Associate Editor: St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary Yearbook
Editor-in-Chief: St. Joseph Regional Seminary (Dilihonan)
Advocacy for the Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources: 1997-2000
Catholic Evangelization Training Program (CETP): 1993-1994
Public Schools Campus Ministry: 1996-2000

Archdiocesan Pontifical Server and Liturgical Services:
Associate Pastor: St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, 1994-1997
Chaplain/ Teacher: St. Paul Catholic School, 1995-1996
Associate Pastor: St. Ann Parish, Molo, Iloilo City, Philippinew 1997-2000
Associate Pastor: St. Theresa of Avila Parish, Carles, Iloilo, Philippines 2000-2002
Pastor: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Sibunag, Iloilo, Philippines 2002-2005
Parochial Vicar: St. Edward Parish, St. Paul Parish, St. George Parish, Seattle, Washington 2006-2007
Parochial Vicar: St. Vincent De Paul Parish, Federal Way, Washington 2007-2010
Parochial Vicar: St. Ann, Visitation, St. John of the Woods, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, St. Joseph, and Sacred Heart Parishes, Tacoma, Washington 2010-20011
Parochial Vicar: St. Theresa Parish, Federal Way, Washington 2011-2015
Parochial Vicar: Queen of Angel Parish Port Angeles, WA, St. Joseph Parish, Sequim, WA 2015- present