Phil Gates

Phillip Gates

For the past 10 years Phil Gates has been Life Skills Director in the University of Virginia’s Department of Athletics working with the student-athlete population in a student affairs capacity. For the preceding 20 years he was a United Methodist clergyman at churches in Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa and Orange Counties. He was authorized to perform weddings in the Commonwealth of Virginia in Louisa County in 1981. Phil continues to make himself available to perform weddings because they offer a wonderful opportunity to continue to provide a service that he has always enjoyed very much. He holds a Masters of Theology from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and studied theology and religion and literature at the Universities of Notre Dame and Virginia during the 1980s and 90s.