Staff Member: Fr. Jared Orndorff
Fr. Jared Orndorff
Akron native Rev. Jared P. Orndorff became pastor at St. Joseph Parish in 2013. Before being assigned to St. Joseph’s, he served as parochial vicar at St. Mary’s Parish in Chardon and St. John Vianney in Mentor.
Fr. Jared grew up in the Kenmore area of Akron as a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. After graduating from Archbishop Hoban High School, he attended the Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts and received an associates degree. He worked as a chef prior to pursuing his vocation as a priest.
Fr. Jared earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and history with a minor in Catholic studies from John Carroll University in University Heights. He then attended St. Mary’s Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe where he earned a master of arts degree in Church history and a Master of Divinity. He was ordained a priest in 2008 in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.
Also in residence at the rectory with Fr. Jared is Monsignor, his energetic and friendly black lab.