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Senator Rev. Dr. Leonard Santucci, JP during the hosting of the Bermuda Annual Conference, under the leadership of Bishop Z.L. Grady, announced that he will seek the office of Bishop at the General Conference 2004. Dr. Santucci took advantaged of this opportunity to present himself. He is perceived as someone who has something to offer the church in the area of economic development and the creation of new systems of ministry. He is known across the church as one of the contributors, with Bishop Philip R. Cousin and Bro. Nalton Brangman, to the development of the legislation that created the AME Re-insurance iniative and company as it is incorporated in Bermuda on behalf of the Connectional Church. Senator Santucci has been educated to the doctoral degree level at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's of Divinity degrees from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has completed graduate level course work, on the Master's and Doctorate degree levels,from American Universities. He has also engaged in professional development seminars and attended conferences in the United States and Canada. Dr. Santucci served in administration at the Bermuda College for a number of years prior to being appointed to the Senate of Bermuda in November 2001. As an Opposition Senator, he is the Shadow spokesperson for several Government Ministries and Departments. Dr. Santucci is currently serving as a candidate for a seat in the House of Assembly as a Member of Parliament (MP). As a result of his gifts and graces, he has made a tremendous contribution to social and political life in Bermuda and is capable of making a very real contribution to the continued growth and development of our Zion. The Church Family of Heard Chapel invites you to join us in supporting Dr. Santucci as a candidate who has and can continue to make a difference in the AME Church. As an overseas champion we believe he is a winner.
-- Anonymous, March 30, 2003
now thats what we need to see from people standing for office of bishop...
good luck Senator
-- Anonymous, April 02, 2003
My Esteemed Brother
As one of the many beneficiaries of your passionate and diligent effort for the kingdom of God. I pray for your health and strength during this period of our Church history. The Connectional AME Church can be profoundly changed as a result of your outstanding work, especially around the clock work I have witnessed personally as we have prepared both the legislation and the infrastructure for our denomination.
Continue to be outspoken for the Glory of God. It is my hope that your work ethic will inspire others to serve.
Brothers and Sisters I am blessed to have an associate such as the good Senator to help this process. Please ad him to your list of candidates fro approval. May God Bless You
-- Anonymous, April 03, 2003
Your multi-faceted background and diverse talents reminds me of an accomplished gentleman from the Italian Rennaissance era (with a remarkably similar sounding name), Leonardo Da Vinci. Like that other Leonardo, you too, have left your mark on the lives of people you have touched. Continued success in your pursuit of the Bishoprick in 2004. QED
-- Anonymous, April 07, 2003