The parish council is a group of men and women, 18 years of age and older, chosen from the parish community by a process of discernment. The council also includes the two parish trustees and the pastor. Councilors must be active members of St James. Their primary tasks are to work with the pastor to provide spiritual leadership, parish direction, policy development and planning to meet the needs of this parish within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Time: an average of 6 to 8 hours a month including the council meeting on the second Wednesday evening and all-committee night on the first Wednesday. Note: St James is also part of the Menomonee Falls cluster council, with three representatives from each of the five parishes in our area….the pastor, a council member and a staff member.