He has presented keynotes and workshops throughout the United States and Canada on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, liturgical spirituality, ritual music, evangelization and adult spiritual formation. Past chair of the Board of Directors of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, Jerry has been a frequent team member for Forum's institutes. A popular parish mission presenter and retreat leader, he earned the Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in liturgical studies from Catholic Theological Union at Chicago in 1999, where he is presently an adjunct faculty member.
Jerry’s articles have appeared in Catechumenate, Liturgical Singer, Pastoral Music, Today’s Parish, Rite, and Church magazines, as well as Sourcebook for Sundays and Seasons. Jerry’s books are published by World Library Publications, including Prayer Services for Parish Life, and his latest, Apprenticed to Christ: Activities for Practicing the Catholic Way of Life.