The Rev. Ed Gómez is the vicar of the Episcopal Church of St. Paul’s/San Pablo’s, Houston. His life ministries have taken him as far as serving as a missionary in the Amazon basin in Peru and the Lacandon Jungle of Mexico to working in the nonprofit world in various leadership positions, including Executive Director of The Good Samaritan/El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission in Austin. He has also served at Palmer Memorial Church, Houston, St. Peter’s/San Pedro’s Pasadena, St. Barnabe’s/San Bernabé, Houston and St. Francis/San Francisco de Asis in Austin.
He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Administration and Finance from the University of Miami, Florida where he was born and raised. He completed his philosophy studies at the San Juan Vianney and St. Vincent de Paul Seminary. As a Dominican friar with the Order of the Friars Preachers, he obtained his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He later conducted additional studies in biblical literary deconstruction at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Ed currently serves as a committee member of the national Episcopal AO86 General Convention Task Force; board member of the national Episcopal Network on Stewardship, Christian Church Homes in Oakland, California, Woodland Christian Tower, and Healthy Living Matters; member of the John D. Epps Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, Commission on Hispanic Ministry, Society of Biblical Literature and Association of Fundraising Professionals. He also holds certifications as a Certified Public Participator, Multicultural Leadership, and with the Harvard Negotiation and Leadership program.
Ed is fluent in English and Spanish and is married with three children, two dogs, a cat and every once in a while, turtles and snakes…depending on what the kids bring home!
Meet Liz Luna!
Liz is our newest addition to the staff! She just started working at St. Paul's / San Pablo part-time in September as the Youth Ministry Leader. Liz' passion for working with children and youth in the church began when she was just 16 years-old when she first discovered and began teaching "Godly Play." She has designed and led multiple spiritual youth retreats in various churches in the diocese as well as Lock-ins and other youth and children events. Liz has a particular passion for teaching minority children that they have wonderful leadership skills and gifts to bring to the church and world and how to use them in a positive way. She is also involved in other organizations through volunteering at The Beacon and the Harvest Food truck.
At St. Paul's we have on any given week over 60 children active in many of our children and youth ministries so Liz is already busy implementing new ideas! Please reach out to Liz if you haven't met her already! She'd love to meet you.
Holy Eucharist Sundays
9:30am - English
Noon - Spanish
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays
7:00pm - Spanish
7843 Park Place Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77087, United States