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Deacon John Porter

Permenant Deacon 

I am a lifelong resident of Illinois; I grew up in Wood Dale, Illinois and attended Holy Ghost Parish. I met my wife, Rozanne, in High School, and we were married shortly after we graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and Rozanne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I subsequently attended DePaul University and received my Master of Science (Taxation) degree and my wife attended Rosary
College and received her Master of Arts in Library and Information Sciences degree. Before retiring in 2020, I worked in Public Accounting as well as for Amoco Corporation (which merged with British Petroleum (BP)) and Baxter Healthcare Corporation, holding various positions of responsibility as Director of Taxes and VP of Tax Operations. I am both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). My wife has worked as a Children’s Librarian at the Algonquin Area Public library and currently works as a Children’s Librarian at the Bartlett Public Library.

We have been married 34 years and have one son, Austin. We have been residents of Bartlett, and parishioners at St. Peter Damian, for 28 years. Rozanne has also been a lay Carmelite for 23 years. We feel blessed to be members of St. Peter Damian Parish, and I look forward to working with the clergy and leadership team and serving the family of
St. Peter Damian Parish.