Deacon Gene Eastham, (Ret.)

Deacon Gene Eastham converted to Catholism in 1960 while serving in the US Navy at Quonset Point, Rhode Island.   Gene did his training at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and was ordained as a permanent Deacon in 1977.   In 1978, he was assigned to Our Lady of the Pines to assist Fr. Bill Vollmer.   For 38 years he taught adult religious education and was Spiritual Director for Colorado Springs Cursillo.   In addition he was Hospital Chaplain for St. Francis Hospital and a Catholic Chaplain for the Colorado Springs Police department for 28 years.

Married for 55 years to Joyce, Deacon Gene and his wife have two daughters and four grandchildren.  In 2015 Gene Eastham retired from active ministry but still remains active at Our Lady of the Pines. 

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