Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.
A native of Connecticut, Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk, O.P. graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY in 2010. He entered the Order of Preachers that same summer and made his simple vows in 2011. He earned a Masters of Divinity (2016), a Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology (2015), and Licentiate in Sacred Theology (2017) from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. Fr. Jacob-Bertrand made his solemn vows in 2014 and was ordained a priest in May 2017. After his ordination he served as the assistant chaplain at Aquinas House, the Catholic campus ministry at Dartmouth College from 2017-2018. From 2018-2022, he served as the Director of Vocations of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in Washington, DC. He is also a host on the podcasts Godsplaining and Ascension Presents Catholic Classics, the co-author of St. Dominic’s Way of Life: A Path to Knowing and Loving God.
Jessica DePrizio Cole
Director of Faith Formation
Originally from the Boston area, Jessica received a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in the area of liturgical studies. In addition to serving at St. Denis, Jessica is an adjunct professor for The Catholic University of America’s Doctor of Ministry program, as well as St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry. Previously, Jessica served as the Associate Campus Minister for Liturgy and Worship at Catholic University. She has a deep love of the liturgy and a desire to share the faith with all ages, particularly parents and their families. She and her husband homeschool their 5 children and live in Chelsea, Vermont.
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Amy holds a degree in Business Administration. She has worked in both corporate and nonprofit sectors and had her own business for several years. She and her husband have five children and three grandchildren.