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

Education

University of Kansas: Bachelor of Science Social Welfare

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Austin Krause
Director of Campus Ministry

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Austin Krause
Director of Campus Ministry | St. Teresa

"Not all are called to be rich, wise, or famous, yet all of us - yes all of us - are called to be saints." - St. Josemaria Escriva

Education

Fontbonne University: Religious Studies

Augustine Institute: Theology

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Ryan Schnitker
Campus Minister

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Ryan Schnitker
Campus Minister

Education

University of Missouri - Communications

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Michaela Weist
Campus Minister

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Michaela Weist
Campus Minister | Assistant Soccer Coach

St. James Academy Class of 2018

Education

Creighton University

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Fr. Keith Chadwick
Chaplain

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Fr. Keith Chadwick
Chaplain | St. Padre Pio

St. James Academy Class of 2012

Education

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

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Class Retreats

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

CSP

  • Important Dates
  • Guidelines
  • Resources

Essential Questions

  • What is this?
  • When does it happen?

Mission Trip

  • 2023 Dates
  • Sign Up
  • Registration Checklist

Prayer & Sacraments

  • Daily Sacraments
  • Draw Near
  • Eucharistic Adoration

Parent Engagement

  • Thunder Dads
  • Sacraments
  • Draw Near

Rome Pilgrimage

  • Every 2 years the school offers a trip for current Juniors & Seniors.

Serve Day

  • What is Serve Day
  • Day of Plans
  • Parent Volunteers

Pro-Life

  • Thunder for Life Club
  • March for Life D.C.
  • Pro-Life Rally Topeka

Vocations

  • Alumni in Religious Vocations