The Rev. Deborah Beth Heathcock Called to be Next Rector
of St. James Episcopal Church and School
The Rev. Deborah Beth Heathcock has been called to be the rector of St. James Episcopal Church and School. She has accepted the call and will arrive and assume her duties in mid-October. A native of Birmingham, AL, Rev. Heathcock has been serving for the last year as interim rector of St. Michael and All Angels' Episcopal Church in Lake Charles.
She graduated magna cum laude with BA in philosophy and religion from the University of North Carolina and worked as a school counselor focused on at-risk teenagers in New Hanover County Schools in Wilmington, NC. She subsequently received the Master's in Divinity degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific/Graduate Theological Union (a consortium of nine seminaries, six institutes of religion and the University of California) in Berkleley, CA.
Rev. Heathcock previously served parishes in Washington and Arizona, predominantly as a transitional priest/interim rector.
"I am truly delighted to be joining you!" she said.