Hello, everyone! I joined the Holy Family faculty in 1994 and I truly enjoy and feel blessed to have the opportunity to work in a school that feels like home. The students and their parents, faculty and staff, and parishioners of Holy Family have been very gracious to me, and I have learned so much from them. I am especially proud of the many accomplishments of our students and faculty!
I was born in southern Indiana and attended Holy Trinity Elementary School in New Albany and Providence High School in Clarksville. I enjoyed playing sports, especially baseball and football, and in high school I was very active in the music and theatre programs which led me to Butler University and a degree in Music Education.
I returned to Providence and served as choral music and band director. Two of my favorite activities were the Christmas Concert and Spring Musical. Before coming to Holy Family, I served as Assistant Principal and Director of Students at Trinity High School. That position had many rewards, one of which was that I got to walk the sidelines of the hallowed Trinity vs. St. X football games!
I have a wonderful family! My wife, Mindy, is also a Catholic school principal at Providence Jr/Sr High School, our alma mater. We have been members of Holy Family Parish since 1990. Our son Jon, HFS ’99, currently works at Purdue University in Lafayette, and our daughter-in-law, Ashley, is in her sixth semester of veterinary school at Purdue. Daughter Leah, HFS ’03, is a 2012 graduate of Butler University and is studying at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College of Dublin, Ireland.
On weekends, I serve as one of the liturgical musicians here at Holy Family Church.
I love to fish, cook, travel, read and watch movies. I used to play golf and still enjoy it, but getting to play is a rarity these days. I also enjoy rooting for my favorite teams – Holy Family Eagles, Providence Pioneers, Butler U. Bulldogs, and the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals!
Feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and thanks for visiting the Holy Family website!
Jerry Ernstberger, “Mr. E”