Parish Pastors

Our Pastors (from left to right):

Fr. Dan Costello, St. Joan of Arc Parish

Fr. Joseph Tito, St. Nicholas Parish

Fr. Hernan Cuevas, St. Athanasius Parish

Fr. Kevin McCray, St. Mary Parish

Regional Director of Youth Ministry


James Andrew Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB

The Regional Director of Youth Ministry is a pastoral staff member of each participating parish and is the person primarily responsible for Youth Ministry. The Director is tasked with:

  • Being a visible presence in each parish
  • Providing resources and research on Youth Ministry
  • Managing social media 
  • Coordinating communication and outreach
  • Pastorally leading volunteers
  • Coordinating  child protection compliance for volunteers
  • Facilitating boards and councils 
  • Mentoring parish youth and their leaders
  • Providing financial management for Youth Ministry
  • Maintaining records and other administrative duties
  • Act as liaison for Youth Ministry in Evanston & Skokie to the Archdiocese of Chicago

The Youth Council

The Youth Council is the personal advisory board of teens to the Regional Director of Youth Ministry. 

Adult Support & Youth Formation Board

The Adult Support & Youth Formation Board (Youth Board) is a collaborative advisory board of adults that advises the Regional Director of Youth Ministry and Pastors on big picture matter 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 two active committees that support Youth Ministry work. 

Board Leadership

Annie Guter, Chair

Board Members

Jacqueline Beale-DelVecchio

Peter Beale-DelVecchio

Nora Bondi

Cynthia Judge

Alejandro Lorenzo

Julie Lynk

Bill McCarthy

Yoloxochitl Meza

Armando Navarrete, Sr.

Guillermina Ramirez

Sol Robledo

Kathleen Ruppert

Yadira Soto

Ex-Officio Members

Sr. Kathy Maloney, OSB

Valerie Walker