Father Gerry is a member of the Franciscan Order and has been a Roman Catholic friar-priest for 30 years. Born and raised in New England, he has attended Catholic schools his entire life. Upon entrance into the Franciscan Order, he was educated in the seminaries of his community in Granby, MA and Rensselaer, NY. As an extrovert and priest, Fr. Gerry is passionate about people! In his tenure as a Franciscan, has served as Co-Director of the Pre-Novitiate Program, ministered in parishes in New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and in his home state of Connecticut, served as Vocation Director, Mission Promoter and Treasurer of the College-Seminary. As Mission Promoter, he has traveled to and enjoyed the people and cultures of Honduras, Costa Rica and Ghana, West Africa. He is fond of running, tennis, painting watercolors, photography, gardening and reading; he is a former commercial winemaker and is always willing to share wine, as well as his passion for wine with people. Fr. Gerry is an outdoors person, and enjoys the ocean, the mountains, sunshine and all of God's creation.