Leonardo D. Gilbert is a visionary and community leader who has served as a missionary since 1989. He embarked on his first trip to Jamaica allowing him to witness the extraordinary impact of missionary service. With experience spanning over 30 years, Gilbert is actively involved in spearheading and working in leadership capacities on several religious and community endeavors. His motto is “saved to serve” and service is indeed what he provides. Gilbert believes that everyone should take a vital interest in making a significant difference in the community and abroad.
Currently serving as a full-time minister of Sheldon Heights Church of Christ, Gilbert has worked in various capacities at the church and community.
Gilbert's past experiences include serving as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Greater Chicago Food Depository Board of Directors, President of the Advisory Board for the Roseland Mental Health Center, Advisory Board Member for the City of Chicago Department of Public Health-Mental Health Division, Chairman of the Midwest Youth Conference, Chair and Vice Chair of the Chicago Citywide Youth Directors and Counselors (CYDC).
Gilbert is currently serving in the following capacities: Chair of the Midwest Youth Conference, Vice Chair of the 34th Ward Ministers Alliance, Vice Chair of the Midwest Lectureship, Director for the National Church of Christ Crusade, as well as a Board member of the Far South Side CDC, TCA Health Clinic, and Southwestern Christian College.
Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Science with a minor in Biology. He obtained his Masters from North Park University School of Business in Non-Profit Management and is currently pursuing advanced studies in nonprofit business locally and internationally.
He he is committed to “bringing health, hope, and healing.”