Bishop Edward C. Malesic, JCL
Presider and Homilist of Opening Mass
Bishop Edward C. Malesic was born August 14, 1960, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Joseph A. and the late Elizabeth Schatt Malesic. He was reared in Enhaut, Pa., which adjoins the factory town of Steelton, just outside of Harrisburg.
Bishop Malesic was one of four siblings. Two are deceased: Joseph, Jr. and Margaret R. Malesic. His one surviving brother, Robert, lives in Hummelstown, Pa., with his wife Constance, just across the street from his 97-year old father, who remains quite active.
He received the sacraments of initiation at his hometown parish of St. John the Evangelist, which was a German national parish. His mother was of German descent and his father is of Slovenian descent.
He is a 1978 graduate of Central Dauphin East High School, Harrisburg, Pa., and attended Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., as a Biology Major for three years prior to entering the seminary.
In 1981, he was accepted into the seminary program at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1983. He continued his theological studies at the Josephinum and was awarded a Master of Divinity degree in 1987.
Then Bishop of Harrisburg, William H. Keeler, ordained him to the diaconate May 24, 1986, and to the priesthood May 30, 1987, at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg. Read the full bio.
President and CEO, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation
Lisa Slayton received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Ma., and later received her master's in social and civic entrepreneurship from Bakke Graduate University in Dallas, Tex., in 2012.
Slayton brings a diverse set of experiences to the leadership of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation (PLF). Over 20 years of experience in the marketplace in sales and marketing and senior management roles, as well as ministry leadership experience marries a unique set of capabilities to serve in her current role.
Having both strong strategic and integrating capabilities, as well as design and connecting strengths allows her to serve the organization on a number of fronts.
Slayton develops and implements all strategic initiatives and gives operational oversight for the organization. Additionally, Slayton provides executive leadership for business development and donor relationships and evaluates and develops new initiatives and partnerships that advance the mission and vision of PLF.
Since joining PLF in 2005, Slayton has designed and launched the Leaders Collaborative and delivered organizational development, training and coaching services to Bombardier TTS, NetHealth, CTR Systems, Akina, Prominent, ABC Anesthesia and WabTec.
Previous business experience includes marketing director for PG Training and Consulting; business analyst and information systems manager for Kaufmanns Department Store; account manager and executive for Byer California; and buyer and merchant for Charming Shoppes and the Denver Dry Goods.
Additionally, Slayton has served as volunteer women’s ministry director and as a board elder at New Community Church in Wexford.