Deacon Gerald A. (Jerry) Scherkenbach was ordained on September 26, 1992 for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. He was assigned by Archbishop Harry Flynn to the Church of St Joseph in March 1, 2002.
Prior to his assignment at St Joseph he served as deacon for nine years at the Church of St Leo in St Paul. Before that he served at the Church of St Bernard in St Paul. In 1989 he received a Bachelor degree in Business from the College of St Thomas. He also has received a Master of Arts in Theology from the University of St Thomas and a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Catholic University of America.
In addition to his duties at St Joseph, Deacon Scherkenbach is assigned full time for the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis as a judge.
Jerry and his wife, Penny, live in St Paul and they have five children and five grandchildren.