Support Staff



Sarah Sankey • Executive Director of Marketing and Mission Advancement701-252-3397 [email protected]

Hello! I was blessed with the opportunity to join the St. John's Academy staff in August of 2020. I have a background in marketing and advancement and am excited to bring new ideas to the Academy. I moved to Jamestown with my family in the summer of 2018 when my husband accepted a position at the University of Jamestown. We have three boys attending St. John's and have loved being a part of this school family. The education the students receive here is second-to-none and the Christ-centered environment that is weaved throughout their day makes this school one of the best in the state! Please email me if you have any questions about the Academy or would like a tour of our wonderful school! 

Stacy Anderson • Administrative Assistant • 701-252-3397 • [email protected]

As the administrative assistant I have the privilege of meeting and greeting many of the St. John's Academy student's families.  I am a native of Minneapolis, MN.  The marriage of my husband of 10 years is what brought me to Jamestown, ND.  Most of my working career was spent in the Minneapolis, MN area in the field of sales. In my time at St. John's Academy I have found the arena of young student education to be the most fulfilling.  In my spare time I enjoy getting together with family, golfing, skiing, gardening, and going on long hikes with my dogs.


Brynne Burkett  • Kids Kingdom Assistant • 701-252-3397 • [email protected]

Angie Rost • Assist. Childcare Director • 701-252-3397 • [email protected]

Lesley Tarno • Cafeteria Director • 701-252-3397 • [email protected]

Steve Laber • Assist Cafeteria Director • 701-252-3397 • [email protected]

Autumn Opperud  • Kids Kingdom Assistant • 701-252-3397 • [email protected]


Mona Tottingham  • Counselor • 701-252-3397 • [email protected]

Dr. Deacon Tom Geffre - Band Director 

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St. James Basilica Staff with Academy Roles  

Very Rev. Paul Duchschere  • Interim Administrator • 701-252-0119 • [email protected]

Fr. Kevin Lorsung  • Pastor • 701-252-0119 • [email protected]

Fr. Joe Barrett  • Pastor • 701-252-0119

Kaysee Price  • Business Manager • 701-252-0119