Fr. Jack Spaulding was ordained for the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, in 1971 and was pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Phoenix from July 1996 through June 2002. Prior to that, he was pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Scottsdale for 14 years. Starting November 2002, as a founding pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel, Fr Jack has accepted the responsibility of beginning and building a new parish and school in Cave Creek, Arizona. For 14 years he has given missions and retreats throughout the United States and England.