Greetings. My name is Nicole Geissal and I am proud and blessed to become the Altar Server Ministry Coordinator. I and my family have been members of the St. James community since the fall of 2005 upon moving to Glen Ellyn. I am the proud mother of two daughters who will be in the 8th and 5th grades this year at St. James the Apostle School and who are both a part of the Altar Server Ministry.  I believe that this ministry is vital in teaching our middle school and junior high students how to do God’s work through service. I will strive to make it an enriching and spiritual experience for all of them, which will hopefully aid them in a commitment to service throughout their lives. Please feel free to come up to me if you see me in church, or e-mail me at if you have any questions, comments or concerns. May God bless all of our servers and their families.


My name is Samantha McGuire and I am an Altar Server trainer, mother of 3 children and wife to a wonderful husband.  I work in electronics and am a former US Navy sailor.  I received the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation at Easter in 2016.  Joining St. James the Apostle parish has been like coming home to a new family, and I am so excited to give back through this ministry.