Reverend Father Gary J. Parker
The Revevend Gary J. Parker was born in Potsdam, NY, attended SUNY Potsdam, graduating in 1971. He graduated from General Theological Seminary, New York City, in 1974. Back in Potsdam, Fr. Parker was ordained priest 1974. From 1974-1977 he was the assistant at St. Andrew and Holy Communion Church, South Orange, NJ. He was the rector at Church of the Cross, Ticonderoga NY from 1977-1982 . From 1980 through 2004 he was a Navy Chaplain in the reserve and on active duty on two ships, two hospitals, various Marine Corps assignments. After his retirement from the Navy in 2004, Fr. Parker joined the Office of Federal Ministries in the National Church office in the New York City.
Since 2006 he has been an interim priest in the Dioceses of Long Island, Western North Carolina and Colorado.
September 2019 Fr. Parker became the interim priest at Grace Church, Jamaica NY. He has one adult son and enjoys spending his time in the Adirondack Mountains and New York City.