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My name is Kevin Byrnes and I am thrilled to be here at St. James as the Coordinator of Children’s and Sacramental Ministry. In the newly created position, I will be leading the efforts to share the Gospel with children up to fifth grade. I am married to my wife, Lindsey, and have a beautiful two-year-old girl and a new born little girl. 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 so we might show our students God’s love. I was at St. Joseph’s for four years until I accepted the position here.

I am excited for this new ministry and for my young family to become a part of the St. James community. If you see me, please come up and introduce yourself if I don’t beat you too it. I cannot wait to meet all of you.