About Deacon Greg Kandra

Deacon Greg Kandra is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer and creator of “The Deacon’s Bench.” The blog has garnered over 20 million readers from around the world since its inception in 2007.

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Popular Talk Topics

  • My Life with Jesus Christ and Katie Couric
  • Deacons as Bridge-Builders
  • Communicating Christ in the 21st Century
  • Being the Good News in a Time of Bad News and Fake News
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“Deacon Greg Kandra’s warm and friendly manner combined with his ability to tell a story to illuminate the Gospel, makes him an excellent choice to lead a parish mission.

He masterfully combines scripture and news events to bring the truth of the faith into clearer focus.”

Fr. Craig Eilerman, Pastor St. Mary of the Assumption Church Lancaster, OH

“Blessed Sacrament Church was blessed to have Deacon Greg Kandra give our parish Lenten Mission in 2022. He engages with his stories and touches the hearts of parishioners with his warmth. His love for Jesus and his Church shines through with spiritual radiance.”

Fr. Brian J. Nolan, D.Min, Pastor Blessed Sacrament Church, Martinsville, New Jersey

“Deacon Greg Kandra has enriched our spiritual lives with his eloquent preaching of God’s Word. His ability to integrate relevant stories, witty life-examples and insightful Scripture commentary makes Deacon Greg a cherished resource in our parish pulpit, in his published writings and in his public speaking.”

Most Rev. Paul R. Sanchez, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (retired), Pastor, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Forest Hills, NY  

“Deacon Greg Kandra is, hands down, one of the most gifted voices in the diaconate today. He is an engaging speaker, accomplished writer, and mature spiritual guide. If you are looking for a retreat director, convocation speaker, or a consultant on all things diaconal, Deacon Greg is your choice.”

Deacon William T. Ditewig, Ph.D., Former Executive Director of the Secretariat of the Diaconate, USCCB