Parish Pastors

St. Athanasius Parish

Fr. Hernan Cuevas, Pastor

St. Joan of Arc Parish 

Fr. Kenneth Anderson, Pastor

St. Mary Parish

Fr. Tony Joseph, Associate

Fr. Kevin McCray, Pastor

St. Nicholas Parish 

Fr. Joseph Tito, Pastor


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, Campus Ministry, Young Adult Ministry
  • Supervision of YYAM staff
  • Pastorally guiding youth, teens, volunteers, and YYAM staff
  • Coordinating teen liturgies with parish staff
  • Directing communication and outreach efforts
  • 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 UCYM to the Archdiocese of Chicago

Adult Support & Youth Formation Board

The Adult Support & Youth Formation Board (Youth Board) is a multi-parish board that has authority in advising and setting strategic goals for the Senior Team. The board meets to discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of Youth & Young Adult Ministry in the parishes and the grouping as a whole.  The Youth Board has four active committees that support it: Core Team, Consejo Hispano, Youth Council, and Young Adult Council

Board Leadership


VACANT - see opportunities


Andrea Martinez -

Youth Council President

Oliver Pacheco -

Coordinadora del Consejo Hispano

Evelyn Ramirez - 

Facilitator of Young Adult Council

Sam Carlson -

Board Members

Jacqueline Beale-DelVecchio

Peter Beale-DelVecchio

Nora Bondi

José E. Chavez V. - Religious Education

Ruth Chojnacki

Dr. Molly Cinnamon -Campus Ministry

Celia Garay

Violeta Gomez

Cynthia Judge

Karen Koehler-Davis

Kristin Lion-Koenig

Alejandro Lorenzo

Shawn Lucas - Vocations

Alejandra Lule-Rivera

Julie Lynk

Bill McCarthy

Jason McKean

Arturo Medina

Daniela Menichella

Blanca Merriam

Yoloxochitl Meza

Armando Navarrete

Graciela "Chela" Ocon

Juan Pablo Padilla - YYAM

Guillermina Ramirez

Jennifer Ries-Buntain

Sol Robledo

Valerie Romano

Kathleen Ruppert

Yadira Soto

Juanita Tamayo

Edgar Vega

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