Phil and his wife Gabriela are parishioners at Precious Blood Parish in Cloverdale, where their children attend Cloverdale Catholic School. Gabriela is one of the founders of Precious Blood Hispanic Society and is active in the organization of monthly Spanish-language Masses at the parish. Phil is a development professional with a background in major gifts fundraising for education. Phil was a Director of Development for STMC from 2004 to 2006 during the debt-reduction campaign. Since 2008, Phil’s focus has been on recruitment for the non-profit sector and in 2012 he founded his firm Gerard Consulting - Fundraising Talent Management.