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Gabriel J. Catanus

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics; Director of the Filipino American Ministry Initiative

BA, DePaul University
MDiv, Trinity International University
PhD, Loyola University Chicago


Gabriel J. Catanus is a pastor, theologian, and leader. He has served college students, immigrant families, and young professionals for more than 20 years, and these communities helped form his commitment to working at the intersections of ministry leadership, scholarship, and advocacy. In addition to teaching Christian ethics, Dr. Catanus directs the Filipino American Ministry Initiative (FAMI) and teaches a seminar on Filipino American Contexts and Ministry. He is currently writing a monograph about the same topic.


Beyond his current project with Cascade Books, his publications include “Colonial Spirituality: The Pain and Politics of Doing Filipino American Theology,” ChristianityNext 6 (Winter 2022), “Statement on Anti-Asian Racism in the Time of COVID-19″ (coauthored with the Asian American Christian Collaborative, March 31, 2020), and “Is Filipino American Theology Asian American Theology?” Inheritance Magazine 65 (October 2019).