Rev. Dn. Gary Braun

Deacon Gary Braun was born in Chicago, Illinois, and came to the Santa Barbara area in 1970. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education, and was ordained to the diaconate in 1987. He is actively involved in youth ministry, teaching Bible study, and serves the Santa Barbara community as a real estate property manager.

Fr. Deacon Gary is married to Melissa Braun, a nurse; they have 7 children and 2 grandchildren. Spending time with them is his favorite hobby, and he also enjoys reading.