Staff Member: Very Rev. John Giel V.G., J.C.L.
Very Rev. John Giel V.G., J.C.L.
Father John Giel was born in Pittsburgh, PA and attended schools in California and Pennsylvania before his family moved to Deland, Florida where he and his family attended St. Peter Catholic Church. Father Giel attended, and graduated from Deland High School. He continued his education at Stetson University with a BA in business administration followed by seminary at St. Meinrad in Indiana. Father Giel was ordained to the Priesthood on May 28, 1978 at St. James
Cathedral by Bishop Thomas Grady. He attended Catholic University to obtain a Master's and a Licentiate degree in Canon Law. He has served in the Marriage Tribunal and as Vicar General, Vicar Forane, Member of the Priests Personnel
Board, Member of the Presbyteral Council, and Chancellor for Canonical Affairs. He has served at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Orlando, Church of Our
Saviour, Cocoa Beach; as pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, Leesburg; pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church, Orlando; and St. Stephen Catholic Church, Winter Springs. He has been instrumental in advancing the communications ministry of various parishes and the Diocese of Orlando.
He joined our Divine Mercy Family July 2023