Fr. Jerome Cudden, OP was born and grew up in and around New York City. 

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1994 from Pace University in New York City, he worked in corporate sales in the computer industry in Phoenix. 

In 1999, Fr. Jerome entered religious life with the Western Dominican Province.  As part of his formation process, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley. 

Following his initial formation and theological studies, Fr. Jerome was ordained a priest in June of 2007. 

Fr. Jerome has ministered as an associate director at the University of Arizona in Tucson and currently is the associate pastor at St. Dominic Church in Eagle Rock. 

Having now lived over fourteen years in California, Fr. Jerome considers himself to be bi-coastal and loves hiking in the mountains of the southwest. 

Father Jerome Cudden is the Religious Assistant for our Chapter.   He was appointed to that position by Fr. Serpa.  Fr. Jerome is tech savvy, virtually joining us Periodically via FaceTime, with his iPad.