Gerry - the oldest of two children, was born and raised in Terryville, Connecticut. After high school graduation, he attended the University of Connecticut prior to a 20+ year Air Force career. Gerry and his wife Chris were married in June 1991 and have lived in Moreno Valley since. Their daughter Sara graduated from Cal State San Bernardino with a Masters in Social Work and is currently employed by the Veterans Administration in Loma Linda. Sara and her husband Tyler were married in 2019 and currently expecting their first child.
Gerry and Chris are lifelong LCMS church members. They have been active SVLC members since September 2007. Gerry is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Elders, having served as Elder and usher. He is also the Elder's representative on the Mission & Ministries board.