Fr. Gabriel was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Sonoma State University in 2015, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Holy Cross School of Theology. While living in Boston, Fr. Gabriel also completed a master’s degree in mathematics, taught middle school math at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Christian School, and taught freshman math classes at Hellenic College. He graduated from Holy Cross with a Master’s of Divinity in May 2020. He and his wife, Presbytera Mercy, and son, Joseph, moved to Loveland in May 2020. Fr. Gabriel now serves as the All-Youth Director at St. Spyridon and coordinates programs and events for children, youth, college students and young adults in the parish. In his free time, Fr. Gabriel loves spending time with his family, hiking and exploring outdoors, and practicing Byzantine chant.