Deacon Bill Kleinpeter is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mansfield, La. He began his deacon formation in the fall of 2010 and was ordained in 2015. He is involved in RCIA, teaches scripture study, and is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and a lector. Bill also has served as a board member of the United Way, and has worked with the Boy Scouts of America, as well as serving as fire chief for the Volunteer Fire Department, and an arborist for high school students. He served for eight years in the United States Marine Corp. and is retired from International Paper after 30 years. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He and his wife, Angel, have three children and seven grandchildren.