Father Tristan Joseph Gall
Father Tristan was appointed Acting Rector of St. Gregory Palamas Church in October 2019. He graduated from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in 2015. He was ordained to the Priesthood in 2016. His wife, Mat. Mary, teaches Church History at Princeton Theological Seminary. They have a son, John, who loves music and laughter.
Dr. Altomare has been a parishioner of St. Gregory Palamas parish since 1986, when he relocated from Italy to the U.S. to start his medical practice. He has served on the Parish Council in various capacities, and authored a monthly educational newsletter “The Readers’ Corner” for many years as part of a broader adult education initiative. On February 19, 1989 he was tonsured a Reader by His Grace Bishop Peter L’Huillier, and on December 30, 2012 he was ordained to Subdiaconate by His Eminence Archbishop Michael Dahulich.