A Leadership Team with a Godly Vision.
We are blessed to have some of the most committed and well qualified specialists on our leadership team. Their prayerful dedication to their call and their prayerful hearts leads us all closer to Christ.
Fr. Rob has served as rector since June of 2009. After graduating from seminary in 2007 he was Upper School Chaplain at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida. He attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando and has a Master of Divinity from The School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Before his call to the priesthood, he worked for 30 years in the film and television industry as a writer, producer, director, editor, and cameraman. He lives in Vero Beach with his wife, Kate and their golden doodle, Elizabeth.
The Reverend Doctor Kenneth Nolen was ordained to the Priesthood at St. Gabriel's on April 14th, 2018. Formerly a pastor in the Assemblies of God and Pentecostal traditions, Ken has thrived in his new denominational home. In addition to shepherding Morning Prayer services, he teaches our Wednesday Evening Bible Studies and provides pastoral care to the community. He is lives with his wife Annette, who is an active member of the Daughters of the King, and son, Christopher.
Katie Morrison has been a vibrant participant and leader in youth ministry since she was a teenager. She now serves as Director of Students at the Forge. She has been instrumental in feeding teenagers in our neighborhood, teaching students about God, and making a safe space for children in Titusville. Katie is Married to Josh Morrison and has three children.
Marsha Purtle, R.N. Faith Community Nurse
Rick Purtle is our Chief Cook and prepares our monthly Community Dinners and our Wednesday Night Simple Suppers. He also works with families on Funeral receptions and Wedding receptions.
Marsha Purtle is a Faith Community Nurse and is active in the Brevard Coalition that provides services for the poor and needy. In addition, Marsh also leads the team of Nursery volunteers.
David Herzog is a very talented music teacher and voice instructor. His expertise in vocal training has improved our choir's skill levels considerably since joining us in 2012. He received his degree in Music Education at Florida Southern College and his Masters degree at he University of Central Florida 2019. He is married to Karen, who is an extraordinary singer in her own right.
Mary recently retiremed from her position in Finance at NASA, where she worked along side Richard Cota, our treasurer. Her love of God, and her accounting prowess serves the community well. We are blessed to have her!
Karen was born and raised in Hanover, PA where she was employed as Assistant to the President of the HR Dept. at Utz Quality Foods. She moved to Titusville in 2009 to be closer to her parents, Harry & Elaine Fogle, long time members of St. Gabriel's. She began volunteering in the office in 2010 and is now the Parish Secretary.
Damian Josephson leads Liberty Lodge, a long-term recovery ministry, where clients work in the community as part of their program. He and his "crew" provide housekeeping services in the church buildings, as well as serving as waiters and dishwashers at our Community Dinners. We are grateful for the prayerful work of these faithful men.