Deacon Dominick Peloso was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii in 1946. In 1960, he started his studies to be a Catholic priest. He studied in Hawaii for six years and at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park for four years. He left the seminary after gaining a B.A. in Philosophy and completing two years of graduate theology classes.

He joined the Menlo Park Police Dept. in 1970 and retired as their Assistant Chief in 2001. During his law enforcement career, he gained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and graduated from Law Enforcement’s Command College (Class One).

He is married to Mary Ellen who is originally from LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Mary Ellen works as an RN at Stanford Medical Center. They have three grown children (Dominick, Lindsay, and Gina) and three grandchildren.

Deacon Peloso has been a member of Nativity Church since 1976 and was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in 1999. He is currently completing his studies for a Master’s Degree in Theology from St. Patrick’s Seminary. He and his wife lead many programs; most notably, the Perpetual Adoration Program.


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