Fr. Christopher Lee Coleman: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. Christopher Lee Coleman


  • Unknown: St. Joseph College, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • Unknown: Our Lady of Victory, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • Unknown: St. Peter Claver, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1995-1997: St. Rose of Lima, Queens, NY (BRK)
  • 1998-2001: Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians,Queens, NY (BRK)
  • 2002-2004: St. Ann-St. George, Brooklyn, NY (BRK) 2015-2019 Unknown
  • 2005-2006: Our Lady of Monserrate-St. Ambrose, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 2007-2011: Queen of All Saints, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 2008-2014: Saint Martin de Porres, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 2010-2014: Members at Large (BRK)
  • 2011: On Leave/Unassigned (BRK)


Notes: Fr. Christopher Lee Coleman was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn. According to the Diocese of Brooklyn,
Fr. Coleman was purportedly removed from ministry on January 13, 2010 and was laicized on December 11, 2013. In 2017, the
New York Times reported that Fr. Coleman’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages indicated that he was still presenting himself as
a priest and was living at the Queen of All Saints Church in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York. It was also reported reported
that Fr. Coleman received a doctorate in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center and has been a hermit and counselor
at the Hermitage of Peace since 2013. Fr. Coleman was named on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s 2019 “List of Diocesan Clergy
for Whom the Diocese Received Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor,” in the subsection “Clergy Members of
the Diocese of Brooklyn with Credible Allegations: Credibility Deemed by Diocesan Review Board Determination and/or
Admission on Behalf of the Cleric.” His current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.