Catholic Leadership 360 Review Process

Father Presta will be engaging in the Catholic Leadership 360 Review process in the coming weeks. You can assist him and the Archdiocese with this process. Read the letter from Reverend Vincent Costello, Interim Episcopal Vicar, to find out how you can help.

Episcopal Vicar                                                Rev. Vincent Costello
Vicariate I                                                
200 N. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 200
Libertyville, IL 60048
tel 847.549.0160 fax 847.549.0163

October 12, 2020

Parishioners of St. Emily Parish 1400 E. Central Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-2650

Dear Parishioners of St. Emily Parish,

Your pastor, Fr. James Presta, will soon be participating in the Catholic Leadership 360 Review process. This review process is part of the ordinary structure required by Archdiocesan Policy of every diocesan priest approximately every five years. It is an opportunity for Fr. Presta to recognize his talents and to grow to become a better priest and pastoral minister. Selected members of the parish staff and parish leadership and I will be the reviewers using this instrument.

According to Archdiocesan policies lay leadership and parishioners are to be given the opportunity to recognize Fr. Presta’s gifts and to share their sentiments about his ministry. We are providing a parish-wide survey as part of his review process. The survey can be easily accessed by going to Ministerial Resources for Parishes on the Archdiocese of Chicago website,

In the middle of the page, you will find Parish-wide Survey Review for Priests. The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Polish. Please click on the word ‘Link’ next to the language of your choice to access the survey.

If you have any concerns or comments pertaining to Fr. Presta’s review, feel free to contact me directly. If you have any further questions or suggestions about the review process you may contact Fr. Bob Heidenreich, Coordinator of Ministerial Review and Priests Programs, by email ( or by phone at the Priests’ Placement Office (312-534-5237).

When the Catholic Leadership 360 Review process has been completed, Fr. Presta will be asked to share the insights he has received and his further developmental plans with you in the parish bulletin and on the parish web site.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in this review. Sincerely yours in Christ,

Rev. Vincent Costello
Interim Episcopal Vicar

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