Fr. Jonathan Cuarto was born on June 24, 1972 and raised in Cebu, Philippines. He is the youngest of a family with eight children. He was a sailor and worked in merchant marine vessel in the Philippine Islands. In 1996, he joined the Order of Saint Augustine for five years. He got a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at Christ the King Mission Seminary in Quezon City, Philippines. He started his theology studies at University of Santo Tomas in Manila. In 2001, he came to California to pursue his priestly vocation for the diocese of San Jose. He went to Saint Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park and continued his theology and graduated with a degree in Divinity, master’s in theology, and bachelor’s in sacred theology. On December 10, 2005, he was ordained a priest by Bishop Patrick J. McGrath for the diocese of San Jose. Beginning July 1, 2018, he is appointed parochial vicar at Saint Maria Goretti parish.