Fr. Tony was raised in Fresno, California. Shortly after high school he entered a Franciscan community of Brothers, and in 1980 followed his calling to a contemplative community of Monks in El Paso, Texas. In 1989 he moved to Sacramento, was ordained a deacon in December 2005, and a priest in August 2006. He and his two sons live in Sacramento. Tony is a member of the Ecumenical Order of Saints Francis and Clare and currently serves the Good Shepherd community as pastor.
As Pastor, it is Fr. Tony’s primary responsibility to bring a pastoral view to the Council. Although he is a voting member of the Council and participates in the Councils discussions and decisions, he is not an elected member of the Council, nor eligible to hold a Council office, but sits on the Council as Pastor of the Parish.