Jerry Stein is a retired Catholic pastor, having pastored mostly rural churches. He was a college chaplain for two years each at Colorado State University and St. Mary of the Plains College. Jerry served six years at St. Francis of Assisi parish near Amarillo, which includes Pantex, where all US nuclear weapons are assembled. He has been on the Peace Farm Board, which owns property across from Pantex since near its beginning in 1986. Jerry has been involved in ecumenical affairs for many years in Kansas and Texas.