Fr. Antony Vazhappilly

Pastor and Adviser

Sheila Remolar-Reduta

Faith Formation Director

Fun facts: I love chocolate, Golden Retrievers, Australian Shepherds and karaoke. My all time favorite movie is “Up”. I directed two Youth Plays at St. James: “The Gift” (2013) and “The Stewards” (2016).

Kate Dolorito

CCD Logistics, Operations & Social Activities Director, Youth Ministry Lead

Fun facts: I love ice cream (cookies & cream). Kite is my favorite toy. I visited Panama Canal.

Jeanne Di Paola

Level 1 – Teacher / Mentor

Fun facts: Was in the very first, First Communion class at St. James. Coached a world champion. Oldest of 8 children in her family.

Ury Gonzalez

First Communion – Teacher / Mentor

Fun facts: I was born in Nicaragua. I love playing basketball. My wife and I are both kindergarten teachers.

Ellen Zaragoza

Level 3 – Teacher / Mentor

Fun facts: I love treasure hunting at thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets. Once upon a time I dreamt of being a window display artist, an event planner and working for Disney – but God had bigger plans. The pandemic introduced me to the beauty of collecting and propagating succulents.

Renee Maningding

Level 4-5 – Teacher / Mentor

Fun facts: I enjoy travelling and have been to over 16 countries, from Iceland, Panama, to the Philippines. Hiking and being in nature helps me – it’s my happy place. I like watching cooking shows, the occasional K-drama, and often listen to Relevant Radio 1260am on my way to and from work.

Sean Cantoria

Level 6 – Teacher / Mentor

Fun facts: I can play 3 instruments and love to sing/perform. I’m just a musical person in general. I’m a huge fan of K-pop! From BTS to Blackpink and smaller groups too, it’s totally my jam! I love to play basketball and know all about the NBA. My favorite team though by surprise is the Boston Celtics!

Ian Ytem

Pre-Confirmation – Teacher / Mentor, Youth Ministry Lead

Fun facts: Youngest District Deputy for the Knights of Columbus in California. Still attempting to learn bass after over a decade.

Van Cabrieto

Confirmation – Teacher / Mentor

Fun facts: Can make sushi – rolls and nigiri. Owns over 40,000 comic books. Holds a Master’s in Education and Curriculum.