Kevin Byrnes

Coordinator of Children’s and Sacramental Ministry

Tell us about yourself:
My name is Kevin Byrnes and I am thrilled to be here at St. James as the Coordinator of Children’s and Sacramental Ministry. I have been at St. James since 2019. I help coordinate the efforts to evangelize children and their families. I am married to my wife, Lindsey, and have three beautiful daughters. I grew up in Downers Grove and found Faith in a strong parish like this one.

I went to Benedictine University in Lisle and received my bachelor’s degree in Theology. I wanted to know everything I could about God to share the Gospel with everyone I meet. I was hired as the Coordinator of Middle School and High School Youth Ministry at St. Joseph’s in Manteno for my first ministry job. My team and I built the ministry from the ground up to show our students God’s love. I was at St. Joseph’s for four years until I accepted the position here.

I hope to continue the St. James Mission in the ministries of Religious Education, Totus Tuus, and Vacation Bible School. No one is too young to be a disciple. I am passionate serving here because I love teaching the Faith. I hope to help everyone become closer to Jesus Christ.

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