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Father Eric

Fr. Eric Hungerford and his family have left La Grange to join a new church at St. Paul's Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We will miss them greatly but are extremely happy for the opportunity that lies ahead for them.

We are so thankful to Fr. Eric and his family for the leadership, love and fellowship they brought to our community. Both Fr. Eric and Shlya were involved in the greater community on many fronts and many people and organizations have expressed their gratitude for their service. We wish them love and Godspeed as they move to the next chapter in their lives.

St. James will welcome our Interim Priest in mid-August. Please stay tuned to this page for more information."


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Cathy Sterman

Parish Administrator

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Don Kirby

Director of Music

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Evelyn Grant

Financial Administrator

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Mary Ann Hatfield


Preschool Teachers & Staff

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Laurie Krupala


With St. James since 2014, and has been a preschool administrator for over 10 years.

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Carolyn Simek

Lead Teacher, Pre-K 4 year olds

30+ years teaching preschool children and a CDA in early childhood education.

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Virginia Aranda

Custodial Staff

Keeps our school tidy and clean, also an experienced teacher’s aid.

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Becky Leer

Lead Teacher, 2-3 year olds

Over 7 years with St. James' and an impressive service record of 20 years as an educator.

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Amy Srubar

Kitchen Staff

Creates nutritious snacks and meals that keep our children nourished and focused.