Gerry is our Pastoral Associate. Gerry assists in wedding preparations, facilitates the men’s ministry, leads a Senior Bible study, conducts funeral vigils and internments, leads Word and Communion services, and assists in the Christian Formation programs especially in the RCIA, Adult Confirmation, and G.I.F.T. program.He is the staff liaison to the Human Concerns Committee, serves on the CCOS (Cooperating Churches of Sussex) Board, and participates in the CCOS Pastors’ Meetings.
Mike and his wife, Betty, came to St. James in 2007. He was ordained in 1988 and is one of our two Deacons. Mike’s covenant with the parish is to help our priest by officiating at baptisms; conducting funeral and wedding services; working with the Christian Formation programs, and being one of the parish representatives on the board for the Cooperating Churches of Sussex/Sussex Ourtreach Services. In addition, he and Betty work with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
As pastoral musician, Barb coordinates and directs all aspects of the music ministry here at St. James, facilitating the assembly’s sung prayer. She also coordinates the liturgical ministries of greeter, usher, lector, acolyte, Eucharistic minister and environment that serve the worshiping community.
Terri takes care of all the financial records and personnel issues related to the St.James parish. This allows the Pastor to focus his work on the Spiritual part of the parish.
Diana takes care of all secretarial duties for the parish and all committees of the parish. She publishes the bulletin every week, newsletter every other month and helps with registering new parishioners. One of her other duties is to keep the web site up to date.
Mary helps with the bookkeeping, financial and administrative work.
Sue oversees and directs the Christian Formation Department. Her primary duties also include facilitating the GIFT program and directing the Confirmation program. She assists in other programs as needed. Sue is always looking for ways to engage families in faith formation either in CF gatherings, Parish celebrations, or in the domestic church of the home. Contact her if you have a good idea to share! Sue has been in ministry for 35 years as Youth Minister, Pastoral Associate, and a Child and Family Minister. Her educational background is in Theology and Religious Studies with degrees from Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University. She lives in Helenville, WI with her husband and 4 children.
Before coming on staff at St. James, Bryan has worked closely with the Christian Formation staff as the youth minister of Good Shepherd Parish in Menomonee Falls. His areas of responsibility include Christian formation classes and the GIFT program for 6th-10th graders, middle and high school youth groups and service opportunities, college-age and young adult ministry and summer mission trips. Bryan continues to find ways to bring together youth from St. James, Good Shepherd as well as St. Mary’s in Menomonee Falls
Kristin joined our staff in June 2013 after serving many years as a catechist. Her family have been members of St. James since 1998. Kristin’s areas of responsibility include Christian Formation classes and the GIFT program for children in 4K-5th grade, Break Open the Word children’s liturgy, and Vacation Bible School. She is also responsible for the preparation & celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Kristin enjoys working with our children & families, and is happy to have the opportunity to help our youngest parishioners build a sold faith foundation.
Mara works full time as Administrative Assistant for Christian Formation. She supports the Formation Program for K4 through Grade 11 as well as the Adult and Family programs and activities. Some of her responsibilities include registration for classes and behind the scenes organization of materials for traditional classes and the GIFT program, as well as coordinating volunteers and correspondence for the Christian Formation Office.
Sandy works full time as Administrative Assistant for Christian Formation. She supports the Formation Program for K4 through Grade 11 as well as the Adult and Family programs and activities. Some of her responsibilities include registration for classes and behind the scenes organization of materials for traditional classes and the GIFT program, as well as coordinating volunteers and correspondence for the Christian Formation Office.
Stephanie is working on a part time basis as an Administrative Assistant in the Christian Formation Office. She helps the CF Staff with preparations for the various formational programs and opportunities that are offered. Stephanie also assists the full time Administrative Assistant with various tasks such as registrations for Preschool thru High School programs and organizing CF volunteers.
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