Jerry grew up in Pennsylvania and after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School practiced dentistry for some 34 years. Upon retirement in 2015 he felt the need to explore and pursue other opportunities. Anticipating a possible vocation to the priesthood, he enrolled in DeSales University and earned a certificate in Philosophy—two days before his acceptance to PSJS! “During my discernment, which included a visit to PSJS a year earlier, I always wondered if the Seminary was the right choice. My decision was confirmed when in the space of several weeks I encountered on three different occasions an out of state construction company truck: “Kiely Construction Inc.”! I now have exchanged my dental career for a new family here at PSJS”.