Gordy has been involved in youth and young adult ministry since his own young adult years. Together with several other zealous university students, he founded Saint Paul’s Outreach on the campus of the University of Saint Thomas in the early 1980s. Gordy continues to be actively involved with the teaching, formation, and evangelization of university students and young adults in the Twin Cities area and around the country. Gordy holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology from The Saint Paul Seminary and is a regular instructor in the Diaconate Formation Program for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. He is a leader in the Community of Christ the Redeemer, an association of lay faithful in the Archdiocese, and is also a member of the NET Ministries Board of Directors.
Gordy and his wife Teresa have six children, two of whom are missionaries with Saint Paul’s Outreach. They live in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and attend the church of St. Louis King of France.