Our search has ended thanks to the leadership of our Senior Warden, Vestry and extended search committee. After recent interviews, screening, and site visits, we are pleased and excited to announce that Fr. Tim Heflin has been called, and has accepted the call, as our new Rector. Fr. Tim is expected to join us with his first Sunday on May 19. He and Alexis, his wife, come to us after a meaningful time as Rector of St Andrews Episcopal Church, just outside Washington, DC, where he served as Rector since 2012. In a real sense the Heflins will be returning home. Fr. Tim hails from Jackson, MS and Alexis from Baton Rouge. He was ordained during his time in Baton Rouge and served in several capacities at Trinity Episcopal Church there prior to accepting the full time position in Virginia. He has worked extensively in Hospice prior to ordination, and was chaplain at Trinity school. His basic education for priesthood includes a degree from Mississippi College and Princeton Theological Seminary. We think you will find him and Alexis to be interesting, affable, intelligent and truly spiritual, and wonderful additions to lead St. James into the future. Watch for the upcoming Journal, which will include a longer biography and a letter from Fr. Tim. Meanwhile, here is a picture! Pray for all of us as we begin a new ministry together!
Thanks be to God for his Goodness!