Fr. Jerry grew up in Flint, Michigan. He received his BA in Education and his MA in Counseling from Central Michigan University. He has been a priest of the Lansing Diocese for 40 years. He was Associate Pastor at St. John, Fenton, St. Patrick, Brighton, and Pastor at St. John the Baptist, Ypsilanti, St. Robert, Flushing, St. John , Jackson, and Sts. Charles and Helena, Clio. He also served as Co-director of St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, for 2 years. He assumed Senior Priest status in 2011.