Rev. James Presta, M.Div., S.T.L., S.T.D.
B.S., Psychology and Theology, Loyola University; S.T.B., M.Div. and S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; S.T.D. Pontifical University Marianum, Rome, ordained in 1986, Former Rector/President and instructor of Theology at St. Joseph College Seminary 1996-2010. Former adjunct faculty member in the Theology Department of Loyola University Chicago. Associate pastor at St. Christopher Parish in Midlothian, Ill (1986-1993) and Queen of Martyrs Parish in Evergreen Park (1993-1996). Past Chairman of the Priest Placement Board of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Current academic affiliations include: the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars as well as the Mariological Society of America. Current work and research is in Mariology. Author of “The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal,” appearing in a collection of essays Lift Up Your Hearts edited by Rev. Robert L. Tuzik.