Youth Ministries

St. James youth ministry is a vibrant community of young people committed to fostering Christian fellowship. We meet weekly on Sundays to talk about life, faith and community. We believe that the development of a welcoming and non-judgemental community can be a radical force for love and justice. We are currently growing dedicated groups of both junior and senior high students. In the coming year, we will offer outings, service opportunities, a lock-in, and retreats. We welcome you to join us as we continue to grow.

Senior High Youth Group (9th grade and up)

Junior High Youth Group (6th - 8th grade)

Meet Our Leaders


The Rev. Shawn Evelyn (email) recently served as priest-in-charge at St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church. As a transplant of Los Angeles, he came to Chicago with his wife, the Rev. Anna Broadbent. His family emigrated from Guyana in 1987, and as a cradle Episcopalian, he spent most of his life in the service to the church both at the parish and diocesan level. Learn more about Shawn.

Timothy Beltran del Rio

Timothy is currently a full-time student and will be awarded his BA in Theology this May. He has served or participated in youth ministry for 8 years in various settings, and has been a member of St. James since 2017. He was received and confirmed in 2018.



Maria Price

Having grown up an involved Episcopalian, Maria is committed to the Christian Formation journey of the children and adolescents at the Cathedral. For her Junior High youth group class, Maria looks forward to leading sessions that are fun, exciting and engaging.


Andrew Shelton

Andrew has been at St. James since November 2018, and has been in youth ministry since he was a teen. Andrew has spent much of his adult life working with young people either in a number of church and university youth ministries, or in a professional capacity as a therapist to children and teens. Andrew is committed to working to make St. James Youth ministry grow and thrive.