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