Staff Member: Deacon Jim Fortner
Deacon Jim Fortner
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Deacon Jim is the youngest of 9 children and grew up in Taylor Mill, KY, attending St. Anthony Parish. He attended Holy Cross High School and went on to serve 4 years in the United States Air Force. He went on to get an undergraduate degree in Information Systems and Economics at Northern KY University, then off to St. Louis University to attain a Master’s degree in Finance. He retired February, 2018 from Procter and Gamble as a Vice President of Information Technology after serving 28 years.
Jim and his wife Julie have been married since 1988 and have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. He has been a member of Blessed Sacrament Church since 2003. Jim was ordained permanent deacon on May 4, 2019 and is involved in various ministries at Blessed Sacrament and Covington Catholic High School.