A native of Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, Father Gervan loves being a priest! He also enjoys traveling and cooking. Before coming to the Diocese of Nashville in 2010, Father G lived as a missionary in Brazil.
Father G studied for the priesthood at Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, Texas receiving a Master’s in Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology from the Oblate School of Theology. He also has a Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus, S.T.B. from Saint Paul University, Ontario, Canada. Prior, his undergraduate studies were completed in Brazil at Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR) and Instituto Teological Pastoral do Ceara (ITEP) where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Philosophy.
Bishop Mark Spalding assigned Fr. Gervan to be associate pastor for St. Philip beginning the Summer of 2018.