Deacon Silva speaks and teaches frequently on topics related to Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Christian leadership, and evangelization. He graduated with a BS from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and completed his diaconal studies through Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. He has extensive experience in youth and college outreach and evangelization ministry and is a regular contributor to the diocesan blog, Encourage and Teach. He is currently Director for Child Protection and Safety in the Diocese of Arlington and is assigned to St. Leo the Great parish in Fairfax. Deacon Silva is the father of four great kids and husband to his beautiful wife Christine.