(The Rev.) Alan Gates
Senior Associate Rector


(The Rev.) Alan Gates,  Sr. Associate Rector 

The Rev. Alan Gates joins the congregation of Church of the Epiphany in our commitment to serve the children and youth of our our congregation and our community. A lifelong Episcopalian, Alan has not only grown up in the church but has been serving as a lay and ordained minister to children and youth in Episcopal congregations, camps, and retreats since 1993. This work has taken Alan from the beaches of Maui as a camp counselor to the woods of Rhode Island as an ordained priest and chaplain.

In 2016, while on sabbatical Alan completed training as a certified yoga instructor, and now shares those talents with the congregation and community through Stained Glass Yoga an offering at Church of the Epiphany. Alan also shares yoga with under served student populations (Title I Schools) in South San Francisco.

Alan’s growing commitment to our community has led him to become involved in local activism against gun violence, advocating for essential and emergency housing, and continuing our outreach and affirmation to our LGBTQIA neighbors.