Our Staff




Pastor

Father Leonard Jacobs has been pastor of St. James since July 2, 2014. He was ordained in 1998.

Deacon

Bill Dean was ordained in April 1996 and assigned to St. James Parish. Bill and his wife, Mary, were married in May 1986 and have two children, Michael and Suzanne. Bill has been an engineer with Exelon since 1976. He works at the Byron Generating Station.

Business Manager
Kim Carlson became the business manager in August 2014. In 2003, she married Geoff at St. James. Both attended St. James School as children. Now their children, Grant and Mia, attend St. James. Kim is also a 1998 graduate of Boylan Catholic High School.

Bookkeeper
Cathy Trefilek started working at St. James as the bookkeeper in August 2013. She married her husband Mike in 1987. They have three children: Matt, Brian and Nicole. She enjoys serving the St. James community.


Staff member
Julie Nelson started working at St. James as the bookkeeper in 2011 and took over as the parish business manager in March 2012. Julie stepped down as business manager in 2014 and continues to help in the office two mornings each week. She is married to Ryan and is the mother of three daughters and one son. She has been a member of St. James since 1984.

Facilities Maintenance Manager
Nick Scheuer became the facilities manager in December 2014. He worked in window hardware engineering at Amerock until the company moved operations away from Rockford. He has been a member of St. James since moving to Rockford in 1997.

Liturgy Coordinator
Phyllis Grisanzio has been liturgy coordinator since 1998 and music coordinator since 2009. She is a Rockford native and a member of St. James since 1968.

School Principal

Julie Olson
815-962-8515

Nurse
Wendy Slick
815-978-4680

Deacon Bill Dean was ordained in April 1996 and assigned to St. James Parish following ordination.  Bill and his wife, Mary, were married in May 1986 and have two children, Michael and Suzanne.  Bill graduated from the University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Science) and Rockford College (Masters degree).  Bill has been an engineer with Exelon since 1976 and works at Byron Station.