Pastor Gabriel is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, receiving the Master of Divinity degree in 2012, with the Hitchcock Prize for excellence in historical theology. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, which is now called United Lutheran Seminary. His dissertation was on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Paul Ricoeur. Originally from Tampa, Gabriel is also an alumnus of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s in philosophy. He and his wife Erin live in Southeast Seminole Heights.