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Ministry Leads:
Jessica Braun & Sarah Whelan
(224) 345-7200
jessica-braun@hotmail.com
sbwhelan@gmail.com

The St. James Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is a diverse visionary and advisory body of servant leaders, guided by the Holy Spirit to assist and serve the St. James family, staff and Pastor in achieving our mission of being a welcoming Catholic community sent forth from our celebration of the Eucharist to walk in faith, live in hope, and act in love. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are committed to justice and peace through Prayer, Education, Evangelization and Stewardship.

Below are the 2017-2018 Pastoral Parish Council Members

Front row (seated):  Amanda Noascono, Kristina Galis, Sarah Whelan, Fr. Matt Foley Back row (standing):  Kathleen Newgard, Arlene Swanson, Greg Carso, Javier Guerrero, Kathy Kasprowicz,Jessica Braun, Mike Smigiel, Lynne Terranova, Gary Hammelmann, Tom Sommers, Catherine Meyer .Not pictured:  Scott Imhoff

OUR MISSION: The members are the St. James Parish Pastoral Council are a diverse visionary and advisory body of servant leaders, guided by the Holy Spirit to assist and serve the St. James family, staff and Pastor in achieving our mission of being a welcoming Catholic community sent forth from our celebration of the Eucharist to walk in faith, live in hope, and act in love. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are committed to justice and peace through prayer, education, evangelization, and stewardship.

OUR VALUES: The Parish Pastoral Council members are called to be: Faith-filled Evangelizers; Transparent visionaries; Accountable stewards; In service to all; Bold and courageous; Compassionate and humble.

OUR CALL: Is to assist our Pastor in forming and realizing a future vision for St. James and to serve as a conduit when needed, between parishioners and the pastoral staff. Further, we advocate for all parish ministries by encouraging and empowering parishioners to be involved in ministry.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO ANY OF US WHEN YOU SEE US AT MASS, AROUND ST. JAMES OR IN OUR COMMUNITY. CONTACT EMAILS AND PHONE NUMBERS ARE LISTED EVERY WEEK ON THE BACK PAGE OF THE BULLETIN IF YOU PREFER TO REACH OUT TO US THAT WAY.