SAN ANTONIO, TX, December 1, 2015– St. Peter-St. Joseph’s Children’s Home announced today that James Castro tendered his resignation as CEO on November 23, 2016.  J. Antonio Fernandez will serve as interim CEO.

“We are extremely grateful for James’ leadership over the past eight years,” said Fernandez. “He has been instrumental in growing the on-campus programs that care for children affected by abuse and neglect.  We wish James the best in the next phase of his career.”

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller appointed J. Antonio Fernandez as interim CEO. Mr. Fernández has been the president/CEO of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. since he arrived to San Antonio in 2013.  Under his leadership, the agency has grown from 17 programs to 38 programs and increased its budget from $10.5 million to $23 million.  He currently serves on the executive committee for the Archbishop.

He will serve both agencies until a replacement is found for St. PJ’s.

“St. PJ’s has a long history of serving children who have been abused and neglected in San Antonio,” said Fernandez. “I am extremely honored that the Archbishop asked me to serve as interim CEO in this transition time.”

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St. PJ’s Children’s Home was established in 1891 by three Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to serve the needs of children and families by providing a safe, nurturing community to heal body, mind and spirit, shape successful adults, and break the cycle of abuse and neglect.  St. PJ’s Children’s Home is a social service agency operating under the Archdiocese of San Antonio as an independent 501 (c)3 non-profit.