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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

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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 and outreach
  • Overseeing communication
  • Volunteer management
  • Facilitating boards and councils 
  • Mentoring parish youth
  • Providing financial management to parish youth efforts and the grouping
  • Administrative tasks
  • Act as liaison for Youth Ministry in Evanston & Skokie to the Archdiocese of Chicago

Contact Me!

(P) 847.864.1185 x26 | (E) jameshc@ucym.org

Youth Council

The Youth Council is an advisory board that collaborates with the Adult Support & Youth Formation Board and directly advises the Regional Director of Youth Ministry on all matters that pertain to Youth Ministry. The Youth Council meets monthly. If you are a teen that would like to get involved and wants to talk to a Peer Minister, contact any of them: 


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Council Leadership

Oliver Pacheco, President

Jeffrey Garcia, Vice-President

Council Members

Carmelita Armenta

Carlos Castro

Kimberly Castro

David Giampietro

Emilio Leon 

Gershon Lorenzo

Kelly Martinez

Madison McGuire

Armando Navarrete

Edwin Navarrete

Mateo Perez

Mary Slowinski

Archdiocesan Pastoral Youth Council Representatives

Jeffrey Garcia

Oliver Pacheco

Leaders-in-Training (Formation, Year 1)

Harry Castro

Rebeca Castro

Enzo Gomez

Edgar Guijosa

Isabella De La Torre

Hector Montoya

Erandeni Navarrete

Alize Ramirez

Adult Support & Youth Formation Board

The Adult Support & Youth Formation Board is a collaborative advisory board of adults that advises the Regional Director of Youth Ministry and Pastors on all matters that pertain to Youth Ministry. The board meets quarterly to discuss programs, coordinate collaborative events, and evaluate the effectiveness of Youth Ministry in the parishes and the grouping.  


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Board Leadership

Annie Guter, Chair

Board Members

Nora Bondi

Jacqueline Beale-DelVecchio

Peter Beale-DelVecchio

Karie Ferrell

Cynthia Judge

Ben Landau

Kristin Lion-Koenig

Alejandro Lorenzo

Alejandra Lule-Rivera

Julie Lynk

Andrea Martinez

Bill McCarthy

Jason McKean

Daniela Menichella

Yoloxochitl Meza

Armando Navarrete, Sr.

Guillermina Ramirez

Sol Robledo

Valerie Romano

Kathleen Ruppert

Yadira Soto

Ex-Officio Members

Damian Barta

Fr. Dan Costello

Fr. Hernan Cuevas

Sr. Kathy Maloney, OSB

Fr. Kevin McCray

Fr. Joseph Tito

Valerie Walker


Auxiliary Committees