Jim Penrice has been St. Mary’s Director of Faith Formation since September 2001. Prior to that he had been a Catholic Elementary School teacher (St. Augustine School in Richmond, Michigan, and St. Anthony of Padua School in Grand Rapids), principal (St. Mary’s School) and Ministries Coordinator at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Norton Shores.
Jim grew up in a family of six children in Plymouth, Michigan, and is a graduate of the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Michigan. He has written nine books on the Catholic faith, all published by St. Paul’s/Alba House in New York. He has also been a contributing writer for Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Online, Columbia, and Catholic Athletes for Christ.
Jim lives in Spring Lake with his wife Gina and children Zachary, Elizabeth and Nicholas.