Jim Pera

Campus Minister for Liturgical Music
Campus Ministry: Liturgy

  • Location: Liberty Hall Room 210
  • Phone: 937.229.2052
  • Email: Contact

Personal History

Jim Pera has an extensive background in pastoral music, having served as Director of Music and Director of Liturgy for too many years to count in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati before coming to UD in the summer of 2007. It's a calling that began in grade school when his piano teacher (Sr. Frederick Maria, SCN) started teaching him to the play the organ for weekday masses. The rest, as they say, is history.

In his capacity as chapel "Music Director", Jim leads the music for the 10:00 AM Mass as well as all the major feasts and public celebrations held on campus throughout the year.

Jim also supervises a group of students known as "UGMM's". What are UGMM's, you ask? Well, they are UnderGraduate Music Ministers, students with the talent and a love of the liturgy who lead the music for many of the masses in the chapel and the residence halls.

When not on campus or at home with the "girls" (two female cats), look for Jim in the orchestra pit of a local theater playing the piano!