Who is V.M. Wheeler? St. Francis Xavier deacon removed from ministry is well known in New Orleans

Times-Picayune and New Orleans Advocate

August 3, 2020

By Kyle Whitfield

V.M. Wheeler, a deacon who has been removed from ministry by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, is an attorney who worked with various community organizations in metro New Orleans.

The church said Monday it recently received information about alleged abuse by Wheeler 20 years ago. The 63-year-old has been serving at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Old Metairie.

Here are a few notable positions Wheeler has held or currently holds:

— Partner at Chaffe McCall law firm;

— Member of the state bar since 1984, when he graduated from Tulane Law School;

— Adjunct associate professor at the Tulane Law School, according to the school’s website …

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