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My name is Jonathan Blevins and I am so excited to be a part of St. James serving as the Director of Evangelization and Formation. I am married to my beautiful wife, Jodi. We have 2 sons named Caleb (4) and Zachary (2.5) and they are the light of our lives. I received my BA in Theology from Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, WI, and worked in a parish doing youth ministry for  7 years there.

While working in youth ministry, I received my Master’s degree in Religious Education with an emphasis in Youth and Young Adult Ministry. About 4 years ago I took a job as a youth minister at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Gurnee and after 2 years I was promoted to be the Director of Catechesis and Evangelization.

I was born in Detroit so I love watching all of my sports teams lose. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, coffee, craft beer, streaming, speaking around the world to share the Gospel message, grooming my beard, and drinking Bubly or LaCroix.

I am so excited to meet all of the wonderful people and families at St. James and I look forward to what God is going to do.