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J O N AT HA N J E R AL D J ER OM E

4637 Cringle Court


Charlotte, NC 28226
jjerome@villanova.edu
267-746-1037
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S UM M A R Y O F Q U A L IF I CA T IO N S
An experienced pastoral minister and director with a demonstrated, successful history of (a) developing, planning, and
executing mission-focused, Catholic-centered ministries and programs; (b) providing organizational leadership,
management, individual mentoring, and pastoral counseling, especially among youth and young adults; and (c) building
a comprehensive and sustainable Campus Ministry program as a result of strategic planning.

E D U C A T IO N
Villanova Unive rs ity
Villanova, PA | August 2017 - May 2019
M.A. Theology | 3.98 G.P.A.
Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry | College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Ministry Intern
Certificate in Church Management | Villanova School of Business

The Catholic Unive rs ity of Ame rica


Washington, DC | August 2006 - May 2010
B.A. Theology & Religious Studies | 3.811 G.P.A., Magna Cum Laude
Minor: Philosophy

M I N I S T ER I AL E XP E R I E N C E S
Director of Campus Minis try
Campus Minis te r, Dire ctor of Re treats & Liturgy
St. Joseph’s Preparatory School | Philadelphia, PA | 2013 - 2017
Management & Leadership Competencies
 Directly supervised and steered a 5-person staff to cultivate two, 3-year strategic plans that redesigned the
department’s scope and work for better integration of the school’s larger mission and vision
 Created and provided opportunities for professional development among colleagues, student leaders,
administrators, and senior-level staff
 Built relationships with the Jesuit community, local archdiocese, and non-profits throughout North America for
student engagement, resource sharing, and fundraising
Notable Contributions & Accomplishments
 Provided formation and spiritual guidance to 1,000 high school boys (9th -12th grade) on an annual basis
 Planned, implemented, and evaluated 18 retreats per academic year (Kairos, IGNITE Freshman Retreat,
Montserrat Sophomore Retreat, Mothers’ Club Day of Reflection, Faculty & Staff Retreat, Alumni Retreat)
 Prepared, coordinated, served as Sacristan, and evaluated 90 liturgies per academic year in the historic, 125
year-old Church of the Gesu
Stewardship & Financial Experiences
 Managed and balanced a $160,000 annual, departmental budget for liturgy and retreat programming
 Set a new standard for how annual budget requests are formatted within every office and department
Catholic Campus M iniste r, Director
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown | Johnstown, PA | 2010 - 2013
Employed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Management & Leadership Competencies
 Fundraised for, built, and dedicated the University’s first Blessed Sacrament Chapel
 Developed connections with and offered a ministry of presence to students, parents, donors, alumni,
administrators, and Board members to improve mission engagement on-campus
Notable Contributions & Accomplishments
 Provided pastoral, spiritual, and ministerial support to the University and local Catholic community
 Developed a comprehensive Student Ministry leadership program for 5 new student positions per academic year
 Lectured on the Church in the secular world, college-aged spirituality, liturgical ministry, and Catechesis
Stewardship & Financial Experiences
 Managed a $4,000 diocesan budget for campus-wide, Catholic programming on an annual basis
 Proposed and received funding for a weekly office assistant
 Lobbied for and successfully increased annual University funding for Catholic Campus Ministry from $400 to
$6,000 (a 1500% increase), creating more student-led initiatives and weekly outreach

Stude nt Ministe r
The Catholic University of America | Washington, DC | 2007 - 2010
Notable Contributions & Accomplishments
 Mentored 10 residents to become Student Ministers; 6 continue to serve as full-time ministers today
 Involved over 2,600 participants in 28 diverse programs each academic year
 Built and lived in 3 different, intentional Christian communities with 23 people over 3 years
Stewardship & Financial Experiences
 Managed and successfully expanded a $30,000 budget for an annual, campus-wide event with a 17-person team
for two consecutive years
 Requested, balanced, and organized a $20,000 annual operating budget for programs and services

P E R SO N AL I N FO RM A T IO N
Notable Publications
 “Liturgical Catechesis: The Integration of Liturgy & Catechesis” | Worship | Forthcoming in 2019
 “Anointing of the Sick: An Awareness of Catechesis for the Sake of the Sick” | Senior Thesis | CUA | 2009
Additional M iniste rial & Se rvice Expe rie nces
 Pennsylvania Conference for Catechetical Leadership Fall Retreat (Retreat Director) | 2018
 Camp Zacchaeus (Summer Camp for 4th -8th grades) | 2011 - 2018
 Camp Timothy (Co-creator, Summer Camp for 9th -12th grades) | 2011 - 2018
 Service & Justice Experiences (Villanova Fall & Spring Break Service Trips) | 2017 - 2018
 Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing | 2013 - 2015
Honors & Awards
 J. Vincent Taggart, SJ Memorial Award (Faculty-Staff of the Year) | 2014
 Senior Class Hero (Voted on by the SJP Class of 2014) | 2014
 President’s Award (Highest honor given to a CUA Student) | 2010
 Roy Bode Memorial Award (Outstanding Junior Male, CUA) | 2009
 Zack S. Billote Memorial Award (Outstanding Freshman Male, CUA) | 2007
Additional Skills, Qualifications, & Associations
 Contemplative Leaders in Action | 2014 - 2016
 USCCB Frank J. Lewis Institute for Campus Ministry Orientation | 2011
 Protecting God’s Children & VIRTUS Compliant | 2010 - present
 Mac & PC: Proficient in website design, Google, and Microsoft Office
 Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and Canva