About Deacon Jim

Rev. Mr. James Dieterle

I am deacon Jim Dieterle.  I was born in West Los Angeles in 1935.  My upbringing was in the Midwest, with schooling on the East Coast and in Texas.  I graduated from St. Mary's University in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Business Administration.  My wife, Beryl, and I were married in 1959.  We have six children and 15 grandchildren.  I spent 20 years with safeway in Southern California.  In 1977, we brought our own store in Strathmore. I retired in 2004.


But before I retired, I entered formation to become a Deacon.  I was ordained a Deacon in 2000.  My time as a Deacon has been serving St. Anne's Parish.  I am most visible serving Sunday Masses.  But in addition, I facilitate R.C.I.A., lead a Bible study, and visit the Juvenile Facility once a week.  My Sacramental ministry consists in Baptisms, Marriages, Wakes, and Funerals.


Being a Deacon has been more than I could have hoped for.