FAITH FORMATION

At St. James Academy, we believe that educating our staff, students, and school families in the teachings of the church and creating an environment where praying together and sharing our Catholic faith experiences is not only acceptable but the norm. We create an environment for young people and the wider community to grow closer to the heart of Christ.

Deborah Nearmyer
Vice President of Faith and Mission

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Deborah Nearmyer
Vice President of Faith and Mission | St. Gianna Molla

My husband and I have 5 children, a son-in-law and daughter in law and 2 grandchildren. They are the joy in our days! I love to snow ski, play driveway basketball, pick up soccer games, shop & travel. I love all things Italian and sharing the work of the Lord in my life with others. I have been a part of the SJA community for 17 years and consider it one of the great blessings in my life.

"Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38

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University of Kansas: Bachelor of Science Social Welfare

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SJA Theology teacher and Campus Ministry Coordinator Mrs. Emily Hodes
Emily Hodes
Campus Minister

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SJA Theology teacher and Campus Ministry Coordinator Mrs. Emily Hodes

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Emily Hodes
Campus Minister

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George Meyer
Campus Minister

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George Meyer
Campus Minister | St. John Paul II | Scholars Bowl

My wife and I have one son. We live in Lenexa and desire to live on our own little, self-sustaining farm with our growing family.

Psalm 23

Education

Benedictine College; Bachelor's in Theology

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St. James Academy chaplain Fr. Mark Ostrowski
Fr. Mark Ostrowski
Chaplain

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St. James Academy chaplain Fr. Mark Ostrowski

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Fr. Mark Ostrowski
Chaplain | Peter

Sirach 2:1-18

Education

Benedictine College: BA in History and Religious Studies

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary: MA in Theology

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Terri O’Neill
Administrative Assistant | Faith Formation Department

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Terri O'Neill
Administrative Assistant | Faith Formation Department | Gregory

“We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” - Mother Teresa

Education

Friends University of Central Kansas: Human Resource Management

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Class Retreats

  • Retreat Dates & Information
  • Packing List
  • Parent Volunteer Form
  • Medication Consent Form

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CSP

  • Important Dates
  • Guidelines
  • Resources

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Prayer & Sacraments

  • Daily Mass
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Reconciliation
  • Draw Near
  • Prayer Requests

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Mission Trips

  • Mission Trip Information/Sign Up
  • Registration Checklist

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Pro-Life

  • Thunder for Life Club
  • March for Life D.C.
  • Pro-Life Rally Topeka
  • Value Them Both Amendment

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Serve Day

  • Information
  • Parent Volunteers

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Vocations

  • Alumni in Religious Vocations

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