Fr. Jerome (Jerry) Gardner is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. His family home is in Deer Park. With his parents, two brothers and one sister, he was a member of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish where he attended the parish's elementary school. He graduated from Moeller High School in 1971 and continued his studies at the Archdiocesan seminaries, St. Gregory College program (1971-1975) and Mt. St. Mary of the West theology program (1975-1979). He was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 1979 by Archbishop Joseph Bernardin. He enjoy gardening and time with his family, assisting his mom who continues to live in her home in Deer Park.
Fr. Jerry has served as a parochial vicar at St. Margaret Mary Church, N.C.H. (1979-82), St. Helen Church, Dayton (1982-87), Our Lady of Victory Church, Delhi (1987-1995), and Sacred Heart Church, Fairfield (1995-97). He served as pastor of St. Patrick Church, Fayetteville (1997-2003) and pastor of St. Margaret Mary Church, N.C.H. (2003 - Present)