Fr. Jim Deiters
Title: 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
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
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.
Topic: Being and Becoming a Pastor
Gearing Up to be a Pastor