Fr. Gary Thomas was raised in South San Francisco and eventually moved to Silicon Valley to work in the funeral industry, prior to his decision to enter the seminary. He currently serves as pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga, California. Fr. Gary was appointed mandated exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose in May 2005. Father studied the ministry of exorcism in Rome, Italy. Father Gary was the subject of the book and major motion picture, “The Rite” (2011). Fr. Gary served as a consultant on the movie. He has appeared on national television and cable networks and a variety of Catholic and secular radio shows.