Associate Director of Formation

Reverend James Yamauchi

I was raised in a military family and have lived in Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Germany, and Italy.  In 2003, I entered Holy Trinity Seminary as a seminarian for the Diocese of Dallas.  Upon completing undergraduate studies at the University of Dallas, I earned a degree in theology and a licentiate in canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  In the summer of 2008, I participated in Commissioned Officer Training with the military at Maxwell AFB in Alabama as a chaplain candidate.  I was ordained a priest on July 16, 2011.

I served as a parochial vicar at the following parishes: St. Philip the Apostle (2012); St. Thomas Aquinas (2013-2015); and St. Michael the Archangel in McKinney, as well as Holy Family in Van Alstyne (2015-2016).  I also served as parochial administrator and then pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Forney from 2016-2020.  In July of 2020, Bishop Edward J. Burns assigned me to Holy Trinity Seminary to assist in the formation of our future priests.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10