Deacon Steve Swope
Catholic Deacon in Newnan, Georgia
Deacon Steve Swope was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on February 8, 2008 and serves at St. George Catholic Church in Newnan, Georgia.
Deacon Steve currently serves the Archdiocese as the chair of the Diaconate Scrutinies and Evaluation Committee, a member of the Deacon Personnel Board, and the lead Master of Ceremonies at the Archdiocese of Atlanta Eucharistic Congress.
Deacon Steve formerly served the Archdiocese as the Associate Director of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the CEO of GWTW Partners which has oversight of the use and intellectual property protection of Margaret Mitchell’s award winning novel, Gone With the Wind.
Before joining the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Steve’s business career was in the travel industry. Steve was one of the founders of The Rubicon Group, a company that provided critical business intelligence and pricing guidance to the travel and hospitality industries. Steve served as the President and CEO of Rubicon from its inception until the sale of the company in early 2011.
Steve currently is a Catholic Relief Services Global Fellow Educator and a member of the National Association of Diaconate Directors. He also serves as the chairman of the Newnan~Coweta County Airport Authority and a member of the Board of Directors for the Coweta County Centre for the Arts.
Deacon Steve and his wife Marie live on a small farm just outside of Newnan, where they raise chickens, grow vegetables and find time to relax. Steve and Marie have two adult children and two grand children Eleanor and Henry.