Staff & Leadership

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Constantino Khalaf

Director of Operations

Constantino found Christ in his early 30s and he is amazed by the grace God continuously shows him. He grew up in a secular family and came out of the closet at 20, making a life on the East Coast. In the summer of 2011 he received a fellowship to traverse the country interviewing people about what it means to be an American. He spent five months walking from Manhattan to Alabama, and somewhere along the way, he started hearing the whispers of the Holy Spirit. Much to his surprise, he began to pray. The still, small voice led him to the gospels, and reading them, he fell in love with Jesus—that 33-year-old carpenter who died to teach us the ways of God. He has been involved with GCN as a volunteer since his conversion.

Constantino graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a degree in American Studies. He practiced journalism for fifteen years before joining the world of LGBTQIA Christian advocacy. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his husband, David. They are active members at Pearl Church, where they serve in leadership with the home group and local outreach ministries. Constantino’s pronouns are he/him/his.