Michelle Goreham is excited to be joining the School Council this year. She and her husband Jon have three boys at St. James: Harvey (2nd grade), Blaine (Kindergarten), and Archie (PreK 4). During her free time, she enjoys coaching CrossFit at Elite Athletic Development in Arlington Heights and volunteering at St. James School.
Abbie Gutzmer is in her first year on the school council and together with her husband, Eric, have 2 children attending St. James: Ellie (4th grade) and Will (2nd grade). She works at Vernon Hills High School where she teaches math, supports administration through her work on the SIP team, and coaches volleyball. She is a 1992 graduate of St. James and is excited to have this opportunity to work with the parents and staff of this wonderful school community.
Elizabeth Berger is excited to join School Council this year as she and her family are new to the St. James Community. Elizabeth and her husband Adam, have two daughters attending St. James for their second year – Grace (6th grade) and Anna (3rd grade). Elizabeth volunteers in the Bulldog Library, and coaches 6th grade girls basketball for AHYBA. Elizabeth works as a Paralegal for a boutique law firm in Chicago. She is excited to be involved with the St. James Community!
Jim Kestler is a litigation attorney and is serving his first term on School Council. He is married to Jackie and they have 5 sons (Sebastian, 2nd grade; Henry, Kindergarten; Benjamin, PK4; Leo and Luke: 2-year old future Bulldogs). They have been St. James parishioners since 2016 and love the close-knit and active church and school community.