Name: Gabriel Monforte
Place of Residence: St. Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA
Current Occupation: Choir Director at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Endicott, NY
Church Ministries: Singing, reading, directing, typicon (setting-up services), serving, cleaning
Favorite Sport: Baseball, since it’s a game of strategy where sheer size and brute force do not necessarily guarantee a win.
Favorite Saint(s) and Why: My patron (Arch. Gabriel), of course; St. John Damascene, for his wonderful hymnographical contributions and patristic writings; St. Nicholas, who is always a ready helper and intercessor; and, most importantly, our Most Holy Lady Theotokos.
What your focus or key activities will be at camp this summer: Chapel maintenance; waterfront supervision (as the eldest counselor, and also the only one over 21!); and general help with schedule maintenance; choir preparation.