Warren Gast attended Concordia Junior College in Ann Arbor, Michigan and graduated from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois in 1975, where he also earned his M.A. in Education in 1983.
He has served at St. James Lutheran School in Chicago since 1975 as a teacher, coach, athletic director, youth director and for many years as principal. He is a past president of the LNCP board.
He and his wife are the parents of two children and they have four grandchildren.