My name is Tamaron Conseur and I am fortunate to have served at St. James as Director of Music and Liturgy since 2015. I converted to Catholicism in 2008 after being introduced to the faith by my incredible wife, Natalie. I was blessed to have an encounter with the true presence of Christ through the Blessed Sacrament and have found God’s calling for me through serving His Church and through being a Husband and Father.
Growing up in San Diego, California, as the son of artistic parents, I was immersed in the arts at an early age. I went on to study music at San Diego State University and later earned my Master’s in Music from Northwestern University. Since 2004 I have held various roles as a Music Minister, in churches of several different denominations. This experience helps me direct and perform music of various styles at St. James. Also I have worked with numerous professional organizations including: San Diego Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Lyric Opera, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
I live in Buffalo Grove with my wife and our four children: Julian, Claire, Daniel, and Michael. I love spending time with my family, cooking, and playing basketball.
My favorite Bible quote is “You are the light of the world…” Matthew 5:3-10, the Beatitudes, because it shows us the way to live our lives.