Staff Member: Fr. James Reutter
Fr. James Reutter
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My name is Fr. James Reutter. I have been ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for 18 years now. Since my ordination in 2004, I served a couple of years as a parochial vicar for Holy Angels in Sidney while teaching senior religion at Lehman Catholic High School and then served 12 years as pastor at Our Lady of Victory in Delhi (western suburbs of Cincinnati). More recently, I have served for four years as pastor of two rural parishes in Bethel and New Richmond (Clermont County). I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, in a family of 13 children. Together with most of my siblings, I moved to Cincinnati after college where my mother’s family is from, so I entered seminary there. I am a late vocation so did work in the corporate world for several years before finally answering the call to the priesthood. In that time, I worked as a computer programmer and analyst for auto companies and suppliers and a major pharmaceutical company. In my spare time I enjoy visiting family, reading, and hiking in whatever woods or mountains I can get to. I am looking forward to serving in the Northwest 5 region.