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.