Deacon Jim was ordained Deacon, February 26, 2000, by Bishop Edward J. O’Donnell, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette LA. His first assignment was to his home parish of Sts Peter and Paul in Scott; where he continued to serve until December 2004. He was then appointed to Our Lady of Assumption Church in Carencro and in January 2008 was appointed as Parish Life Coordinator for a period of two months. Deacon Jim’s appointment changed in July 2010 to St Charles Borromeo in Grand Coteau; in October 2015 he was then appointed to Holy Cross in Lafayette, where he currently serves. He was appointed as Director of the Office of Permanent Diaconate in May 2006 and Director of the Secretariat for Pastoral Services in July 2008. Deacon Jim is married to Diane, has three children and seven grandchildren.