Deacon Candidate — Class of 2022

Henry G. Gross, St. Paul the Apostle, Pocahontas

Why do you want to be a deacon?

I felt the call to the diaconate, as I saw myself serving in many aspects of the parish. This call was not just a one-time event. I felt this nudging from Jesus, and after prayer and consultation with my wife, I began my/our journey. It is important when one feels a call from God, to first discern, is it from God, pray about it and then answer the call. Don’t leave a call from God unanswered. “Lord Jesus, help me to encounter you in every aspect of my life, and to follow You.”

Married To: Joan M. Gross

Profession: Engineer, Chief Technology Officer

Interests and Hobbies: Music, flying, acting