Senior Warden (2016 - 2018)
Dick Dunham has been Senior Warden since 2012, and also serves as a member of the Partners-in-Mission Advisory Council. He assists in leading worship as a lay reader and chalice bearer. He is actively involved as a member of the Stewardship and Budget Committees and serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the parish’s For All the Saints capital campaign. As a longtime member of the parish, Dick has served St. James’ in many ways through the years. He was formerly Chancellor (the parish legal officer) and from 1987 to 1995 served as a Vestry member, Junior Warden and Senior Warden, as well as having served on a variety of parish committees through the years. The Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, an agency serving the needs of our homeless neighbors, was founded at meetings at St. James’ in 1982. Since its inception, Dick has served on its board, and his law firm has provided pro bono counsel. Dick’s faith has also led him to serve the wider Church: as a Trustee of the Diocese of New York, Co-Chair of its Adjustment Board, and a member of its Canons Committee. Until 2012, he was on the board of Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York, the outreach arm of the Diocese. He is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of Union Theological Seminary, an interdenominational Christian seminary in New York City, and pledges support to the Church of the Regeneration, Pine Plains, New York, where he is historian, and to the Parish of St. Andrew & St. John, Southwest Harbor, Maine. As committed as he is to the life of the Church, Dick is also passionate about the life of the world. He is on the board of Dutchess Land Conservancy, and through 2014 he was on the members committee of Terrafirma Risk Retention Group LLC, a non-profit insurer for land trusts that hold conservation easements. He is President of the Fund for Astrophysical Research, a volunteer for the Harvard College Fund, and a former reunion gift chair for Harvard Law School. Dick, a lawyer, is Of Counsel, and former global co-chair, financial institutions group, of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He and his wife, Joan Findlay Dunham, were married at St. James’; their adult children are Mary and James.
Junior Warden (2015 - 2017)
Sam Hutcheson began singing in St. James’ choir in 1989 and joined the congregation in 1993. He served six years on the Vestry beginning in 2005, and five years as treasurer beginning in 2006. He returned to the Vestry as Junior Warden in 2013. He has served on numerous task forces and search committees. He chaired the Music Committee, sat on the Communications and Mission Committees at various times, and was most recently chair of the Properties Committee. His daughter Holly holds the record for “highest heels” while assisting at the St. James’ altar, and his wife Dorothy is currently the head of The Greene School in West Palm Beach, Florida. Sam is the Director of Operations at Saint Peter’s (Lutheran) Church in Manhattan. Sam believes that the practices of community worship, prayer, study, and service help us to discern God’s will for us and thereby direct our work in the building of the church of God. "All our work should be undertaken with care and prayer, and weighed against Jesus’ example. After that, everyone should serve as they are called, according to their abilities. If people do not feel 'called,' we need to begin at the beginning with worship, prayer, study."
(2016 - 2019)
David is currently the Vestry liaison to the Music Committee and sings in the Canterbury Choir at the 9:10 a.m. service. Previously, David was a member of the Vestry from 1998 - 2001 and has served as a lay Eucharistic minister, lay reader and chalice bearer, and a volunteer for our meal programs. Prior committee service includes Worship Committee, Adult Education Committee, and Search Committees for the Sixteenth Rector and the Music Director. David is a former member of the Board of Resurrection Episcopal Day School.
(2015 - 2018)
Jennifer Charrington is a member of the Children’s & Families and Boys’ & Girls’ Choir Parent Committees, Secretary of the Altar Guild, and Tuesday Morning Small Group Leader. Mom to two boys and wife of Peter, she is also a Parent Representative at Saint David’s School, a Parent Volunteer at the “Welcome to Winward” Mentor Program, a member of the New York Weill Cornell Medical Council, and a substitute pre-school teacher at Park Avenue Methodist Day School. She is a former member of the American Women’s Club, London, the Kensington & Chelsea Women’s Club, London, and the Fundraising and Organizing Committee of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Christmas Party for Children. She previously worked for Citibank and Citi Private Bank. Jennifer believes each of us has a call to continue to grow spiritually. No matter where we might find ourselves on our journey, together the Vestry, the clergy, and the staff of St. James’ need to ensure that members of our congregation have the support and tools to take the steps that are needed to deepen our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the world. Of particular interest to her is how we can continue to support the many parents of children of all ages in our midst.
(2015 - 2018)
Katharine Fleming serves as liaison to the meal programs and to the Community Festival. She also serves as Coordinator of Healing Prayer Ministry, Co-Chair of the Christmas and Easter Pastoral Eucharists and Holiday Luncheons, member of the Pastoral Committee, volunteer at the Friday Dinner Program, and as a Sunday Greeter. Active at St. James’ for many years, she previously served as the Chair of the Mission, Pastoral, and Planned Giving committees, as well as serving in ministries as diverse as the Africa Action Study Group, the Rejoice! capital campaign, the Third Age Council, Stephen Ministry, the Altar Guild and the Tuesday Lunch Program. Committed to seeing how faith is lived out in a variety of contexts, Katharine also participated in pilgrimages to the Holy Land and to Italy and also served as part of the exploratory team of parishioners that traveled to Malawi to see how a partnership between St. James’ and the Diocese of Southern Malawi might be developed. Katharine’s service extends to the wider Church and to the institutions that have nurtured her throughout her life. She is a member and serves as Treasurer of the New York Chapter of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. She is her Class Representative for the Chapin School and is a Smith College Class Officer. Until 2008, she worked closely with her neighbors through her work as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rental Board at 200 East 66th Street.
(2015 - 2018)
Nancy Murray is an Usher and Altar Guild member who previously served as Chairman of the Pastoral Committee, a Lay Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the Communications Committee. She is a Board Member of Episcopal Charities and of Literacy Partners, a NY-based organization that aims to strengthen families by empowering parents through education. Nancy is Senior Vice President of Communications for Louis Vuitton Americas and is married to Frank.
(2014 - 2017)
Holly serves as liaison to the Parish Life Committee and Lenten Mission Pilgrimage. She is also a regular volunteer at the Friday Night Dinner Program, helping to prepare and serve dinner for our neighbors in need. She has served as a team captain for the For All the Saints Capital Campaign and as a member of the Nominating and Welcome Committees. Holly also participated in one of St. James’ pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela. Holly is actively involved in the schools attended by her daughter, Ridley, and her son, Charlie.
(2016 - 2019)
I believe that the purposeful dedication of the clergy and the vestry to deepen the spiritual lives of our parishioners so that together we can become more faithful followers of Jesus, is crucial to the good health and continued growth of St. James’ Church. The opportunity to participate in an on-line assessment of the vitality of our spiritual lives has been a blessing for both the church and the parishioner. With the information from this survey, we will be able to take the measure of our success as disciples of Jesus. Together with the great gift of God’s loving spirit, we will develop opportunities that will continue to engage and delight us as we come to understand His abiding love for all of us, and with that, to discern what God has called us to do and how we will do it.
(2016 - 2019)
Lisa currently serves as Vestry liaison to the Children and Family Ministries and Youth Ministry committees. Lisa and her family are actively involved in many areas of St. James' life. Lisa serves on the Stewardship Committee, is a longtime member and former Chair of the Children and Family Ministries Committee, and helped develop the Family Fridays program, which combines service with monthly family activities and dinner. She also volunteers for the Gingerbread House Workshops, Homecoming Sunday, and Second Time Around Thrift Sales. On Sundays, she serves as a Greeter, welcoming new families and helping them find their way. In 2013, she and her husband Baker co-chaired the 2013 Community Festival. Her three children are highly and happily involved in St. James’ programs including choir, Sunday school, as acolytes, and in the Christmas Pageant. In all of her pursuits at St. James’, Lisa never loses sight of our mission: to share the love of Jesus Christ with each other, the city and the world. "In every task I take on, I remember that each task is — and we all are — part of something big . . . I believe, ultimately, that it is our nature to give, and that the parishioners of St. James’ do this from their hearts each day."
(2015 - 2018)
Gordon is liaison to the Lilly Committee and the Ushers’ Guild. He also ministers as an Usher Captain, Youth Group Advisor, Career Day Coordinator, Friday Dinner Program volunteer, and member of the Stewardship Committee. His past involvements have been equally wide-ranging, including service on the St. Jamesians Planning Committee, as a Sunday Greeter, and as Chair of the Welcome Committee. His service in the wider community has led Gordon to active involvement as a volunteer for Princeton University’s Annual Giving campaigns. He also served as chair of the Budget Committee at the Church of the Epiphany, where he was a parishioner. Gordon is a commercial banker at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
(2014 - 2017)
Waddell serves as the parish Treasurer, chairs the Budget Committee, and serves as a member of the Investment Committee. Active at St. James’ for many years, Waddell has served on the steering committee of the For All the Saints Capital Campaign, as the chair of the Nominating and Pastoral Committees, and on the Music, Stewardship, and Personnel Committees. He has also been a speaker for The Way at St. James’. Waddell’s commitment to service for the wider community is evident in his work as a Trustee (and past Board Chair) of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and as a Trustee and member of the Investment, Audit and Nominating Committees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His care for the wider Church led him to serve for more than 15 years as a Trustee of the Layman’s Club of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. He also serves as a member of the Management Committee of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Waddell is the President and CEO of Historic Hudson Valley. He and his wife, Kristina, were married at St. James’ and have two children, Katie and Alex.
(2014 - 2017)
Anne serves as liaison to the Grants and Adult Education Committees. She was the Chair and Volunteer Coordinator of the Tuesday Lunch Program for several years, and is also a past Chair of the Mission Committee. Anne participates in PIM-Children activities and has made several trips to accompany children on visits to their mothers at Albion Correctional Facility in upstate New York. She has traveled to Malawi with PIM-Africa and participated in the 2007 and 2014 St. James' pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela. She has also volunteered at New York Common Pantry and the Children's Storefront School in Harlem. Anne and her husband, Sandy Feldman, have two children, Julia and Samuel. Anne feels fortunate to belong to a parish filled with thoughtful, spiritual, kind and dedicated people.
(2016 - 2019)
George is active in the church at the local and national level. At St. James’, he serves as a Youth Confirmation teacher, Bible Study Group Leader, and member of the Personnel, Adult Education, and Lilly Committees. He is also an Usher Team Captain. George has previously chaired the Worship, Stewardship, and Christian Education Committees and served on the Nominating, Search & Profile, and Partners in Mission - Africa Committees. George was a member of an earlier Vestry. He also serves currently as the Chancellor and Trustee of the Diocese of New York, and as a member of the Committee to Elect a Bishop, and the Canons and Convention Planning Committees. Prior to this, George has served the Diocese on the Search and Nominating Committees, Special Committee on Assessments and Budget, and the Committee on the Future of the Cathedral. At the national level, he is on the Property Litigation Advisory Committee and the Council of Advice to the Presiding Bishop’s Chancellor. St. James’ has long been a wonderful church home for George, providing an excellent liturgy, extensive Christian education program, a variety of opportunities for mission work and, perhaps above all, a vibrant, warm community of committed Christians.
(2014 - 2017)
Campbell came to St. James’ from Australia, where he had been active in his church, serving on the Vestry of St. Jude’s Anglican Church in Sydney. Since moving to the United States in 2003 and joining St. James’, Campbell has been deeply involved as a Youth Advisor and with the St. Jamesians (20s/30s ministry). As a member of the Vestry, he currently serves as liaison to the St. Jamesians and Pastoral Committees. He also sings in the Canterbury Choir at the 9:10 am Eucharist. Campbell previously served on the Bicentennial Task Force and was a team leader for the For All the Saints Capital Campaign. He has been both a facilitator and a speaker for The Way, served as a Sunday Greeter and delegate to Diocesan Convention, volunteered at the Friday Night Dinner Program for our neighbors in need, and, to great acclaim, initiated the role of host and quizmaster for the St. Jamesians annual Trivia Night fundraiser. He has also taken part in a St. James’ pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Campbell became a United States citizen in 2011, giving him dual citizenship with Australia. He is the Associate Publisher of the Crown Forum and Three Rivers Press imprints at Random House, Inc.