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.
DEACON DAVID MATOUR
Deacon Matour was ordained on June 9, 2018. Dave was married in the parish in 1991 to Susan and has two children Daniel and Sarah. He is a graduate of Temple University and works as an engineer at Lockheed Martin. As a parishioner he was involved in many ministries over the years and now he looks forward to continuing these ministries as a Deacon.
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.
Patti Fauls, CRE
Patti joined the staff of STA Parish in July, 2019 as the Coordinator of Religious Education. She is a member of St. Eleanor Parish, and she resides in Collegeville with her high school sweetheart, Joe. They were married in 1975 and have the blessing of three children and four grandchildren. Patti is excited to share her knowledge with the children of the parish and help them to learn how to live their lives in the Catholic faith.
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
FATHER JERRY WILD, STL, MA, MDiv
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.