Fr. James E. Grummer, SJ, General Counselor for the Society of Jesus and assistant ad providentiam at the Jesuit Curia in Rome, is a delegate for the Society of Jesus' General Congregation 36. He was appointed assistant professor of history at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1989 and served as the rector of Campion House, a Jesuit formation community at Creighton, from 1989 to 1991. In 1991, he became the rector of the Jesuit community at Creighton Preparatory School, but returned to teaching at Creighton University in 1994. The next year, he became socius (assistant) to the provincial of the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus. He was named provincial of the Wisconsin Province in 2001. In 2005, he was appointed General Counselor and Regional Assistant to the Superior General of the Jesuits for the United States Assistancy.
Fr. Grummer earned a bachelor's degree in history from Iowa State University and a master's degree in history from St. Louis University. He also holds master's degrees in divinity and theology from The Weston School of Theology (now the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry) and a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.