Reverend James Yamauchi
Fr. James is the host of That’s the Word. Beyond reading the stories, he also researches and writes many of them.
Fr. James is a priest of the Diocese of Dallas and associate director of formation at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, Texas. Prior to the seminary, he was pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Forney, Texas.
Fr. James was raised in a military family and has lived in Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Germany, and Italy. Fr. James studied at Holy Trinity Seminary and at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, earning a degree in theology and a licentiate in canon law at the latter. In the summer of 2008, Fr. James participated in Commissioned Officer Training with the military at Maxwell AFB in Alabama as a chaplain candidate. Fr. James was ordained a priest on July 16, 2011.