Deacon Gary has been happily married to his wife Chris for forty eight years. They live in Maumee, Ohio and have four grown children and six grandchildren. Gary is a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, and the University of Toledo. He served two years in the U.S. Army, including a year in Vietnam where he was a medic with the 1st. Air Cavalry Division. Gary was a president and one of the owners of Kellermeyer Building Services, an industrial cleaning company with 6500 employees in 45 states, and annual sales of $125M at the time of his retirement in 2000. Upon retirement, he entered the Deacon Formation program and was ordained to the Diaconate Ministry in 2007.
Over the years, Gary has been involved in nearly every aspect of parish life including nursing home ministry, RCIA, numerous retreats, parish missions, bible studies, adult religious education, sacramental instruction and formation, and marriage preparation. He is also a member of the Diocesan prison ministry team, working with the inmates at the Toledo Correctional Institution.
Gary’s first diaconate assignment was at St. Thomas More University Parish in Bowling Green. In 2010 he was reassigned to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Toledo He has a great love for all of our OLL parishioners, and is grateful to be able to serve such a faith-filled community in his ministry as Deacon.