Meet Our Parish Staff
Meet Fr. Joseph Barrett
Fr. Joe has been the Pastor at the Oriska Tri-Parishes of Oriska, Hope and Sanborn for the past 3 years. In addition, he also works as the Chaplin at the State Hospital in Jamestown, ND.
Fr. Joe was born in New York and later moved with his family to Florida. He graduated from Florida State University with a degree in accounting and still maintains his CPA designation.
Fr. Joe enjoys the kind and friendly people of North Dakota and feels blessed to be the Pastor at 3 parishes in the Fargo Diocese.
You can contact Fr. Joe on his cell phone:
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Deacon Jim McAllister
Deacon James (Jim) McAllister was born on October 17, 1950.
He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Fargo on May 22, 2004. Deacon Jim is a native of the area and received most of his sacraments at St. Bernard's in Oriska. Jim married his wife Bev on March 7, 1970 and have they have three children. Kris Ehlis and her husband John live in New England, ND and have four daughters. Jay and his wife Laura live in Fargo with their three children.
Sara passed away at the age of 14 months.
Deacon Jim is involved in the formation of deacons for the Fargo Diocese, he works as a Spiritual Advisor for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and he is active in prison ministry at James River Correctional Center as well as being assigned the Deacon to the Tri-Parishes of St. Bernard's, St. Agatha and Sacred Heart. You can reach Deacon McAllister on his cell phone at 701-840-1473 or via email at email@example.com
Meet Julie Ann Bankers-Secretary of the Tri Parish
Julie Ann Bankers was born in Austin, MN. She was adopted to Willie Vane Davenport and Marie (Sams) Davenport. After the adoption she moved to Leon, IA until she was 16. They then moved to Greeley, CO. After graduating from Greeley West High School she went on to Beauty School. In 1973 she met Arnold Bankers and they were married on August 17, 1974. In 1976 she moved from Shirley Basin, WY to Page, ND. They were blessed with 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren. The oldest and youngest live in West Fargo and the middle child lives in Claire City, SD. She has been employed for the Tri Parish 6 years as the secretary.
You may contact Julie at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at the parish office on
Wednesdays at 701-845-3713.