I’ve been on staff here at St. James since March 2018 and I currently serve as the Director of Planning. In this role I serve as a strategic counsel to the pastor, pastoral staff and lay leaders (e.g., Parish Pastoral Council); and per the pastor’s direction, I facilitate cross-functional and/or parish-wide projects and initiatives, including strategic planning.
Before coming to Saint James, I worked for more than a decade within DePaul University’s Division of Enrollment Management and Marketing where I developed and implemented employee and executive communications as well as contributed to university-wide initiatives. I also spent several years working within the area of community affairs at DePaul, and before that my career began at a small custom publisher where I served as an editor. I hold a BA in communication with a minor in graphic design, and an MA in organizational communication from DePaul University.
My husband Dave and I have been parishioners at Saint James since 2010 when we moved back “home” to Arlington Heights from Chicago. (We are both Hersey High School alumni.) We have two children, Eleanore and Edward. We love to spend time with family (many of whom also live in Arlington Heights), visit Wisconsin as much as possible (Green Lake, Door County and Milwaukee are our favorite spots), and be active members of the St. James community.