Parish Pastors

Our Priests (from left to right):

Rev. Joseph Tito, St. Nicholas Parish

Rev. Hernan Cuevas, St. Athanasius Parish

Rev. Kevin McCray, St. Mary Parish

Not pictured: 

Rev. Kenneth Anderson, St. Joan of Arc Parish

Rev. Tony Joseph, Associate Pastor, St. Mary Parish

Regional Director


James Andrew Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB

The Regional Director of UCYM is a pastoral staff member of each participating parish and is the person responsible for Youth Ministries and Pastoral Juvenil Hispana as well as Young Adult Ministry for the parishes that participate in outreach for young adults through UCYM.  

The Director is tasked with:

  • Being a visible presence in each parish
  • Providing resources and research on: Youth Ministry, Pastoral Juvenil Hispana, Young Adult Ministry
  • Pastorally mentoring youth, teens, volunteers, and YYAM staff
  • Coordinating teen liturgies with parish staff
  • Facilitating boards and councils 
  • Coordinating communication and outreach
  • Managing social media 
  • Coordinating  child protection compliance for YYAM volunteers and staff
  • Providing financial management for Youth & Young Adult Ministries
  • Maintaining records and other administrative duties
  • Acting as liaison for Youth Ministry in Evanston & Skokie to the Archdiocese of Chicago

YYAM Staff

Sam Carlson, Coordinator of Young Adult Life

Caitlin Pacheco, Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Adult Support & Youth Formation Board

The Adult Support & Youth Formation Board (Youth Board) is a collaborative board that advises the Regional Director of Youth Ministry and Pastors on big picture matters that pertain to Youth Ministry. The board meets to advise on programs and evaluate the effectiveness of Youth Ministry in the parishes and the grouping.  Youth Board meets twice a year. The Youth Board has three active committees that support Youth Ministry: Core Team, Consejo de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (PJH), and Youth Council and one active committee that supports Young Adult Ministry: Young Adult Council

Board Leadership


Annie Guter -


Andrea Martinez -

Youth Council Leaders 

Madison McGuire

Edwin Navarrete

Oliver Pacheco -

Facilitadores del Consejo Hispano

Caitlin Pacheco -

James Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB -

Evelyn Ramirez

Facilitator of Young Adult Council

Sam Carlson -

Board Members

Carmelita Armenta*

Jacqueline Beale-DelVecchio

Peter Beale-DelVecchio

Nora Bondi

Christina Brandt

Ruth Chojnacki

Katie Dorner**

Jeffrey Garcia**

Celia Garay

Violeta Gomez

Gabriel Gonzalez**

Fr. James Halstead, OSA**

Cynthia Judge

Karen Koehler-Davis

Ben Landau

Kristin Lion-Koenig

Alejandro Lorenzo

Shawn Lucas***

Alejandra Lule-Rivera

Julie Lynk

Bill McCarthy

Madison McGuire*

Jason McKean

Arturo Medina

Daniela Menichella

Blanca Merriam

Yoloxochitl Meza

Sr. Belinda Monahan, OSB**

Armando Navarrete, Sr.

Edwin Navarrete*

Graciela "Chela" Ocon

Juan Pablo Padilla***

Evelyn Ramirez

Guillermina Ramirez

Sol Robledo

Valerie Romano

Kathleen Ruppert

Yadira Soto

Juanita Tamayo

Edgar Vega

Bob Vickman**

Renee Vickman**

*Teen Representative

**Young Adult Council Member

***Archdiocesan Staff