The Rev. James Harris is a graduate of Southern Illinois
Rev. James Harris, Jr.
The Rev. James Harris is a graduate of Southern Illinois University (BA), Aquinas Institute of Theology (M.Div.) and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Prior to arriving at St. Anne in 2015 he served as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Ormond Beach, FL, and is member of the Anglican Dominican Order of Preachers (opa+).
Fr. Jim and his wife Laural, a retired dentist, have two grown daughters and one son-in-law. He is a private pilot, a distance runner and has studied the martial arts for more than twenty years. Laural raises international champion, European-bred Doberman Pinchers as a full time hobby.
Sandi Polewski has studied and performed music all of her
Interim Director of Music
Sandi Polewski has studied and performed music all of her life. She plays the piano, organ and oboe and continues to study at the graduate level at SMU with Professor Alfred Mouledous. Sandi has a degree in Biochemistry and worked for 15 years as an environmental chemist. For the last twenty years, Sandi has been a teacher. She has taught science,math, music, theatre and musical theatre. Sandi is currently teaches chemistry at Bishop Dunne Catholic School where she also functions as the school’s pianist and organist for mass, and assists with the band program as needed.
Kathryn was brought up in Cedar Hill, Texas, spending most
Kathryn was brought up in Cedar Hill, Texas, spending most of her time outdoors competing in sports such as swimming and kayak races. She received her B.S. degree in marine & freshwater biology at The University of Texas at Austin, and her M.S. degree in fisheries & mariculture at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
If asked to describe herself in three words, she would say ‘resourceful’, ‘adaptive’, and ‘compassionate’. She currently serves as a Wings Intern at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, and a volunteer at the Dallas Zoo/Children’s Aquarium, all of which provide her the opportunity to work youth (something she loves). Kathryn is newlywed to her college sweetheart, Adrian.
Kristen Avery started in music at an early age. She
Kristen Avery started in music at an early age. She earned her B.A. in Music/organ at Wheaton College in Illinois and joined Wycliffe Bible Translators with (late) husband Thomas. She assisted him in cross-cultural music missions. Kristy now works in the Wycliffe clinic (reception/finance). Kristen has served as organist/pianist throughout her life in churches, schools, and community events. Her three sons are married and she has four (soon five) grandchildren.