Catholic Center Staff

Fr Gerry Waterman, OFM Conv.

Father Gerry Waterman is a member of the Conventual Franciscan Order and has been a friar-priest for 31 years. Born and raised in New England, he is fond of running, tennis, art (especially watercolor), gardening and reading. As a former commercial winemaker, he is always willing to share his passion for wine. Fr. Gerry is an outdoors person and enjoys the ocean (“saltwater makes everything better”), the sunshine, the mountains and all of God’s creation. Inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi from an early age, Fr. Gerry was educated in the seminaries of his Franciscan community in Granby, MA, and Rensselaer, NY. An extrovert, Fr. Gerry is passionate about people! He has served in numerous capacities in many states on the Eastern seaboard and abroad, but for the past 11 years, he has enjoyed life in North Carolina as Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life at Elon University. There, he encountered and built relationships with students, alumni, faculty and staff through Masses, retreats, faith-sharing and counseling sessions, weddings, baptisms, dinners and socials, intramural sports, service projects, university events and service trips to South Carolina, Jamaica and Mexico. Fr. Gerry is excited about his new ministry as Catholic Chaplain at Syracuse University in August 2016 and is looking forward to shepherding his newest flock,  the Catholic Orange and SUNY ESF communities.

Jeremiah Deep

Campus Minister

Jeremiah Deep joined the Syracuse University and SUNY ESF Campus Ministry in July 2017 after spending the past two years serving as Campus Minister at Cornell University and Ithaca College. Jeremiah was born and raised in Central New York (Utica to be exact) and graduated from Le Moyne College in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

While in Ithaca Jeremiah acquired great experiences working in two secular institutions while ministering to a diverse group of students. He especially enjoyed the service trips to West Virginia and Camden, New Jersey and the Kairos Retreat.

Jeremiah loves all things sports and loves to talk about the NBA and lacrosse. An introvert at heart, he enjoys the personal one on one conversations with students and on his free time you will find him walking, rooting for the Chicago Bears and the Syracuse Orange.

Work Study Intern

SU Catholic Student Leadership

Kailyn Sitter

Biology & Medical Anthropology, 2018
Kailyn is from Appleton, Wisconson and given the opportunity, will talk your ear off about how awesome Wisconsin, Chicago and the rest of the midwest is. Fittingly, she loves cheese and will never turn down cheesecake. Her secret talent is the ability to use chopsticks with both of her hands. She is pictured here with her new bike, Flint.

Eoin Rapp

Vice President

Eoin pronounced like Ian for those aren’t Irish, is an “Oakie” that attends the SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry School right next to Syracuse. He is a freshman in Environmental Science, (Hopefully soon Environmental Engineering), and is from Buffalo, NY. He is someone who loves the outdoors and working with his hands in service. He is also an Eagle Scout and will talk your ear off about the beauty of nature everywhere around Syracuse. Eoin enjoys singing, writing poetry, running, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, and anything that has to do with the outdoors. Should you ever need anything, he would be happy to help you or figure out what to do.

Tyler Adams

Accounting and Finance, Class of 2019

Tyler is from the hole-in-the wall state of Maine. He’d be more specific, but whats the point, he’d be impressed if you knew it was a state! He is a student at the Whitman School of Management and a peer mentor for Waverly house. His majors are accounting and finance, and he enjoys a good 10K. Fun facts: Tyler loves the show The Office, and he placed third in the state bowling tournament in high school.

Sydney Hughes

Public Health, Class of 2020
Sydney is from Meeker, Colorado and will be a sophomore this year. While Sydney lives on a cattle ranch in Colorado but also lives for a New York half moon cookie.