Fr. David Gallardo was born and raised in Santa Monica CA. He was born to the late William and Mercedes Gallardo on March 27, 1958 and is the eldest of two sons. Very early on, when asked what he wanted to do in life Fr. David would respond: "I want to be a priest or a teacher."

Upon graduating from St. Joan of Arc Elementary School in West Los Angeles he entered Our Lady Queen of Angels High School. In the Fall of 1976 he continued to discern his call to priesthood when he was accepted to St. John's Seminary. On June 16, 1984 he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Since his Ordination Fr. David has served at: Christ the King Parish, Holy Trinity Parish, Our Lady Queen of Angels High School, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Serra High School, Bishop Amat High School and St. Mariana De Paredes Parish.

Fr. David Gallardo began his term as Pastor of the Cathedral effective July 1, 2016.

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