Monsignor James Kruse, J.C.L.
Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: March 27, 1970
Ordained on May 25, 1996
Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (1996). Pastor of St. Patrick, Camp Grove, St. Dominic, Wyoming, and Administrator at St. John, Toulon (1999). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2000). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Granville and St. Patrick, Hennepin (2002). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2003). Vicar Forane of the LaSalle Vicariate (2003). Assistant Vocations Director (2003). While remaining Pastor at Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown; Pastor of St. Theresa, Earlville (2004). Canon Law Studies (2008). JCL (2010). Pastor of St. Monica, East Peoria; Vice Chancellor and Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Diocesan Tribunal (2010). While remaining Pastor of St. Monica, East Peoria, and Adjutant Judicial Vicar; Vicar General (2011). Chaplain to His Holiness (2011). Vicar General, Judicial Vicar with residence at St. Monica, East Peoria (2012). Vicar General and Adjutant Judicial Vicar (2015). Vicar General, Judicial Vicar, Director of Canonical Affairs (2018). Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Director of Canonical Affairs (2019). Pastor St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2020).
Current assignment: Pastor of St. Louis, Princeton (2021).