Fr. James Kurzynski comes from the small, rural town of Amherst, Wisconsin. After graduation from Amherst High School in 1992, Fr. James attended the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where he studied Applied Music, focusing on voice, saxophone, and composition. After completing his degree, Fr. James worked as a Graduate Assistant Hall Director at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After a year at UNK, Fr. James felt a need to discern his priestly vocation, left Nebraska, and entered Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois. Fr. James was ordained a priest in 2003 and has served as a Pastor, High School Chaplain, and University Chaplain during his priesthood. Fr. James is excited to embrace the challenge of being the Pastor of a thriving parish and the Chaplain of a strong Catholic Campus Ministry. Please pray for the Fr. James and the success of StoutCatholic.