Father Jerry Ryle
Father Ryle attended St. Joseph’s Seminary in Mountain View, California, and St. Patrick’s Major Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He received his master’s degree in theology there in 1968, the year of his ordination to the Catholic priesthood. He has pursued additional studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of San Francisco, and took part in an immersion program in Spanish language and culture in Mexico. His last two pastorates have been in predominantly Hispanic parishes. Nine years after his ordination, he entered a Trappist cloister to consider a monastic vocation, returning to parish ministry after two-and-a-half years.