Leonard M. Dow is Vice President of Community and Church Development for Everence® - leading the effort to serve emerging diverse communities and churches that historically have been underserved. Dow also leads the Everence team in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Everence Senior Leadership Team, as well as President of Everence Community Investments, LLC.
Leonard joined Everence in April 2017 after nearly 20 years as pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church in Philadelphia. He was a founder of Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, which launched many programs to benefit children and adults. Dow also worked in the retail banking field for 12 years.
He currently serves on the board of directors for The City School, Missio Seminary, The Brooklyn Peace Center and The Common Place.
Leonard earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia and was recognized with EMU’s Distinguished Service Award for 2017. Dow lives in Northwest Philadelphia with his wife, Rosalie, and three adult children.