Meet Our Deacons

  Deacon Mark Diener has been at St. Gabriel since his ordination in 2006. He grew up in the Detroit area and moved here in 1985. He is married to Kathy and they have four children and two grandchildren. Deacon Mark loves sailing, snow skiing, ice skating and ice fishing!
Deacon Guido Pozo has been at St. Gabriel since 2007. Deacon Guido was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador then lived for 30 years in Chicago before moving to Charlotte. He is married to Maria Eugenia with three children and three grand children and fancies himself a good billiards player!
 mark king photo Deacon Mark King was ordained in Connecticut, 2005. Deacon Mark moved to Charlotte in 2008, where he was assigned to St. Matthew. Mark and Susan King have been married 28 years and have three daughters. Mark has served in hospital and youth ministries as well as teaching sacramental prep. Mark and Susan have hosted several marriage retreats and often present at diocesan marriage prep retreats.Deacon Larry O’Toole is from New York City and moved to Charlotte, with his wife Judy, in June 2010. They have three daughters and five grandchildren. Deacon Larry loves family and friends, enjoys reading good mystery novels and traveling!

 

 

  Deacon Ben Wenning, Retired, has been a deacon for 23 years, all at St. Gabriel. Deacon Ben is married to Dot and they have five children, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all in Charlotte. Volunteering at St. Gabriel keeps him busy as well as being an Airport and USO Chaplain, spending time with friends and doing new things with Dot.
Deacon Bob Gettelfinger, Retired, has been a deacon for over 30 years, having been ordained in 1978. He has four children and five grandchildren. Deacon Bob enjoys spending time with his family.