Formed, trained and practicing ministry in the Jesuit community for 18 years, Jerry Herauf (MA; MDiv) has continued his Lay Ministry in Publishing and Pastoral Care over 40 years, both in Canada and the U.S. Senior Editor with Novalis Publishers over 15 years (Editor: Living with Christ missalette, plus many other pastoral publications) and recently co-authoring Healing Our Church, with RENEW International, dealing with clerical sexual abuse. Jerry has also taught at high school and college levels (notably courses in “Christian Marriage” and “Spirituality and Wellness”– which he also designed), and finally moved into Pastoral Care ministry both as Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care ministries in hospital and long-term care facilities, in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Jerry is also a certified Spiritual Counselor and has directed Retreats ranging from one-to-one counseling, through to weekend, 8 and 30-day Ignatian Retreats as well as those taking place within everyday lives.
Over the past several years, Jerry has become increasingly involved in presenting seminar courses for the grieving in parish and Spiritual Centers as well as in hospitals and long-term-care facilities.
His current passion, especially during these COVID times, is to provide online courses in Marriage (Falling in Love…Finding God) and grieving (Growing through Our Grieving) as these are now particularly challenging areas. Both topics will be listed as courses in BeADisciple.
His own marriage has been a truly loving and fruitful experience, shared by his wife, Jan, who involved in her own highly devoted ministry as Development and Public Relations Director in one of our local Centers for Spiritual Growth. They greatly enjoy their two grown children as well as two thriving and energetic granddaughters!