The Reverend Donald Frye has been at Saint James since July 2008 and loves serving the people of Saint James parish.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Don moved to Chicago in 1990 for a six month job assignment having moved from New York City where he served for two years as an urban missionary to homeless single men and women, and welfare moms and their children. Don worked 20 years in book publishing and marketing for nonprofit organizations before being ordained to the priesthood in 2005.
Don is passionate about seeing people connect with God and each other - both in the parish and out in the community. His interests are diverse from reading, watching movies, collecting fountain pens, calligraphy, travel, cooking, and cycling. Fr. Don and his partner David Shallow live in Naperville where they reside with their three Daschunds - Fritz, Owen, and Bob.
You can contact Fr. Frye by email using the link above or by calling his mobile phone at 630-290-6704.
Parish Administrator Terry Haycock has served St. James since June, 2010. She holds a BA in English from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, an Education for Ministry Certificate from the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN and certificates for all three levels of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. A published essayist and prize-winning editor, she has served a variety of positions in the Diocese of Chicago and is currently a parishioner at St. Michael's, Barrington, where she is a catechist, lector and music librarian; she is also a member of the bell choir and Parish Life Committee.
Terry is also a Business Communications tutor at Elgin Community College. A trained musician, she has served on the boards of the North Shore and Northwest Suburban Music Teacher's Associations and the North Shore and Milwaukee American Guild of Organists.
Terry and her daughter, Jessica, live in Elgin.
José Rosado was appointed Organist and Director of Music at St. James Episcopal Church in November 2008. He has previously served at Presbyterian, United Methodist, and Seventh Day Adventist congregations in Chicago.
His love for music, especially that of Bach, the Baroque period and keyboard instruments was evident at a young age. At age 11, he and his mother went to Easter mass with an aunt and with permission, went up to the organ loft to be able to finally see and hear a pipe organ in person. He marveled as he watched the organist’s hands and feet play upon the keyboards and pedals. After service, as they exited the church, he calmly said to his mother , “I’m going to play one of those when I grow up.”
José is largely self-taught and has had virtually no formal music instruction. At age 14, he began to teach himself to play piano by ear and learned to read music in a general music class while a sophomore in high school. At age 16 he met Dr. Louis Playford, then organist at Christ Lutheran Church in Chicago. Dr. Playford was impressed by the keyboard knowledge José had attained on his own and was moved by his enthusiasm and interest in the organ, that he taught him organ technique and hymn playing for over a year.
José currently lives in Harwood Heights in Chicago and works for Power Great Lakes - Power Solutions Inc. in Wood Dale, Illinois. José's favorite pastimes are music, cooking and international cuisine, and studying foreign languages and cultures.
You can contact Jose by emailing him at the link above or by leaving a message on the parish phone.