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Fr. Jim Deiters


Head shot of Fr. Jim DeitersTitle: Institute for Priests and Presbyterates Presenter

Fr. Jim Deiters is a priest of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. Thomas University and a Master of Divinity from Mundelein Seminary. 

Ordained in 1991, he is a pastor of St. Clare, a 1,000-household suburban parish in southern Illinois, across the river from St. Louis, MO. In 2007, the parish finished the building of a new 1,200-seat church. 

He is the director of priestly formation for his diocese.

Fr. Deiters served as vice-president of NOCERCC, leading the organization's efforts toward ongoing formation of priests in the United States. He has done study and work in the areas of facilitation and strategic planning for parish staffs and diocesan groups. 

He has presented on "The Prayer Life of a Preacher" at the National Catholic Coalition on Preaching Convention and has presented other workshops on preaching for NOCERCC.

Topics and Programs:

Being and Becoming a Pastor -  Gearing Up to be a Pastor

Ministry Across Parish Generations; Living the Promise of Obedience: An Expanded Understanding Since Ordination - The Associate Pastor