Our speaker DEACON CHARLES CORBALIS has worked in technology companies in Silicon Valley since 1980, mostly as an Engineering executive. He was a co-founder of StrataCom, Inc. that went public in 1992 and was sold to Cisco Systems in 1996. Subsequently, he was a co-founder and CEO of Calient Networks, an optical start-up, for eight years before returning to his roots as Vice President of Engineering at RGB Networks, Stoke, Inc., and most recently BuzzTagg, Inc.
In 2000, Charles and his wife Linda co-founded Canyon Heights Academy, a Pre-K to 8th Grade private Catholic school located in Campbell, California. He has been involved in number of ministries at their parish, Sacred Heart in Saratoga, including: Baptism preparation, RCIA, the Great Adventure Bible Timeline, and the refurbishment and conversion of the St. Julie Billiart Chapel into an adoration chapel. He took yet another “step-into-the-dark” when he applied for and was accepted into the deacon formation program in 2011. He was recently ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of San Jose in May 2016 and is currently assigned to the Catholic Community of St. Nicholas and St. William in Los Altos.
Charles earned his BSEE/CS from the University of California, Berkeley, his MSEE from Stanford University, and his MA degree in Pastoral Ministries with an emphasis in Catechetics at Santa Clara University. He is a member of the Order of Malta and serves on the boards of St. Patrick’s Seminary, the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, and Canyon Heights Academy.
Charles and his wife Linda have four grown children, and live in Saratoga, California.
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