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Cookeville, TN





931-526-2575 ext. 103

Fr. Gervan Menezes, aka Fr. G, is the Diocesan Director of Campus Ministries and the Pastor at St Thomas Aquinas Parish in Cookeville, TN. Fr. Gervan also serves as the Chaplain for University Catholic at Tennesse Tech. He became Chaplain at University Catholic Nashville in 2019, where he stayed until being pointed as the Diocesan Director of Campus Ministries and Pastor for Saint Thomas Aquinas. Fr Gervan loves working with young adults. Students are drawn to his friendly, outgoing nature, which makes him easy to approach, and find that he’s a gentle confessor and a dynamic preacher. Fr Gervan is also a Consecrated member of Shalom Catholic Community. He is part of the Mission of New York. 

A native of Brazil, Fr. G is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Before becoming a priest, he managed several sushi restaurants and worked in the travel industry and remains a foodie and travel buff.

In addition to his full-time assignment as Saint Thomas Aquinas as the Pastor, and the Diocesan Director of Campus Ministries , Fr. Gervan also serves as the Episcopal Master of Ceremonies for Bishop Spalding. Since his ordination to the priesthood in July 2014, Fr. G has served the Diocese of Nashville as Chaplain for University Catholic Nashville, Associate Pastor of Cathedral of the Incarnation; Associate Pastor of St. Philip Church; Chaplain for the Diocese Youth Office; and Chaplain for Father Ryan High School.

Fr Gervan is a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He serves the Knights of Columbus Tennesse as the State Chaplain. Fr G was the Associate State Chaplain for the Diocese of Nashville for several years. 

Fr. Gervan attended Assumption Seminary in San Antonio Texas. He has a Master in Divinity and a Master in Theology degree from Oblate School of Theology and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) from St. Paul University in Ontario. Prior to being a priest he has Bachelor degrees in Tourism and Philosophy from Brazil. Fr Gervan is working in his doctorate degree in New Evangelization at Catholic University of America.