Meet the Staff at Saint Teresa of Avila Parish
Fr. J. Jerome Wild was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1981 by John Cardinal Krol. In 1985, Cardinal Krol, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, assigned Fr. Wild to post-graduate studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy to pursue a degree in Moral Theology. Fr. Wild completed his S.T.L. degree in 1988 and returned to priestly ministry in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Fr. Wild received the assignment to Pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in 2012.
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DEACON FRANK LALLY
Deacon Lally and his wife Dolly live in Limerick Township. They have been associated with St. Teresa parish since 1977. They have three adult children and one grand-child. Deacon Lally recently retired from Nationwide Insurance concluding a career in information technology. Deacon Lally was ordained in 2009 and has served at St Teresa parish since his ordination.
FATHER RICHARD JACOBS
Fr. Richard M. Jacobs, OSA, PhD, has served as a weekend assistant at St. Teresa’s since 1998. At Villanova University where he has served since 1991, Fr. Jacobs is a Professor of Public Administration. A former three-term member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Education, he currently serves as Chair of the American Society of Public Administration’s Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance and as Acquisitions Editor for the journal, Public Integrity.
Ursula is the welcoming face of Saint Teresa of Avila Parish, working at our front desk in the Church Office. She and her husband Francis live in Norristown and are members of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish where they raised three boys. Ursula retired in June from teaching for the Archdiocese for 26 years, with the last 20 years at Saint Eleanor/Holy Cross Regional on Collegeville. She is very happy to, once again, use her talents for the parish community.
Sarah has been a member of the St. Teresa of Avila parish since 2004. She started singing in her parish children’s choir at 5 years old and is happiest when singing with others. Sarah graduated from Immaculata University in 2002 with a B.A. in Music Therapy. Along with directing the parish choirs, she is also a cantor and instrumentalist and enjoys working with the parish gardening club.
Frank joined the staff in Fall 2017. He resides in Spring City with his wife where he raised 3 sons. Frank is retired after a career in the Philadelphia Carpenter's Union. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
Administrative Assistant to the Pastor
Gina joined the staff at STA in January 2018 after 15 years in historic museum management in Savannah, GA. She is a registered nurse and a graduate of Chestnut Hill College and Gwynedd Mercy College.
FATHER JERRY WILD, STL, MA, MDiv
Coordinator of Faith Formation
Renee joined the staff of STA in April 2021.
She has been a member of STA Parish since 2001 and has served in the Parish Religious Education Program since 2011. She also participates in the CLOW ministry and is an Extraordinary Minister. Renee resides with her family in Royersford.