St James Episcopal Church Clergy, Staff and Bishop's Committee
A Word from the Vicar
We are an Easter people. Being Easter people means we live in the freedom that comes from knowing we are loved by God. It is not an abstract, warm, fuzzy feeling kind of love. It is love that is backed with power and strength, the same power and strength that defeated everything that is not of God. When we find ourselves thrashing around in the muck and mire of bad choices or unexpected circumstances, we can trust that God is present. We can rely on God's guidance and we can expect that God will provide the gifts we need. Over the next fifty days we will hear stories written by those first Christians who themselves were amazed at what had been made possible. Over and over again, through the power of God, they saw lives transformed and discovered new ways to live faithfully in a time of strife and confusion. God was present at every turn. Peter found his voice. Thomas found his trust. The body of Christ grew exponentially. Today, we are just as human and fraught with fear as they were and we have the same charge as they did--to represent Christ and his Church. May we follow their example as we continue to serve courageously and live faithfully.
Director of Music
The Bishop’s Committee is the elected governing body of the congregation. Along with the Vicar, the Bishop’s Committee is composed of elected members from the congregation, representing a diverse set of skills and gifts for leadership. In the Episcopal Church, the Bishop’s Committee has responsibility for the “temporal affairs” of the congregation, including the care of our buildings and finances, as well as choosing individuals to fill leadership roles in the congregation, and setting the vision for the congregation, along with the Vicar.