Meet the Vocation Team
Rev. Neil Wack, C.S.C.
Director, Office of Vocations
Fr. Neil Wack, C.S.C., joined the Office of Vocations staff as Director in the summer of 2015. Before entering full time vocation ministry, Fr. Neil served for seven years as Pastor of the parish where he grew up, Christ the King Parish in South Bend, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University ('93) and a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame ('02) prior to his Ordination in the spring 2004. In addition to his position as Vocation Director, Fr. Neil also ministers as priest-in-residence in Keough Hall on the Notre Dame campus.
Rev. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C.
Associate Director, Office of Vocations
Fr. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C., was ordained to the priesthood in April, 2013, and joined the Office of Vocations later that summer. For the past two years he provided sacramental assistance at Christ the King Parish in South Bend, where he also served as a Transitional Deacon. He now resides at Moreau Seminary. Fr. Jarrod completed his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 and his M. Div. in 2012. He spent his first two years of college in Keough Hall before entering the Old College Undergraduate Seminary Program as a Junior in 2006. As a college student, Fr. Jarrod was active in the campus Knights of Columbus, and was a catechist for the Totus Tuus youth program in his home diocese of Wichita. He is originally from Edna, Kansas.
Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C.
Associate Director for Campus Vocations, University of Portland
Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., is Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Portland and Concurrent Assistant Professor of Political Science. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2001, as well as a Juris Doctor degree in 2004 and Master of Divinity in 2009. Following his ordination to the priesthood in 2010, Fr. Gerry was assigned as a hall director and staff member in the Office of Campus Ministry at the University of Portland and subsequently named Executive Assistant to the President. In addition to his work in campus vocation ministry, Fr. Gerry also serves as pastoral resident in Kenna Hall and is a member of the Board of Trustees for De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland.
Office of Vocations Staff
Mr. Andy Czarnecki, Contact and Support Specialist
Mrs. Rita Wilson, Office Manager
Ms. Mary Beth Greer, Communications Coordinator