At St. James’ Episcopal Church, we foster a desire to see everyone in the church grow, succeed, and build community. The clergy and lay staff help further this mission by engaging with the congregation and facilitating togetherness; St. James’ Church welcomes people from all walks of life.
James became the 2020-2023 Rockwell Fellow after completing an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary. He enjoys cultivating experiences that help others fall in love with God and is thrilled to be a part of the St. James community. Before seminary, James earned a BA from William & Mary and later served as the deputy director of a nonpartisan political advocacy group. He also spent a summer living alongside the brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, a monastic community of the Episcopal Church in Cambridge, MA. In addition to his professional life, James enjoys finding ways to volunteer locally. Past examples include jail ministry, civil liberties work, and service in support of an LGBTQ youth center in Central Virginia. In his spare time, James loves to sail, stay active, read, and listen to podcasts. He also has great affection for creatures great and small, especially dogs.
Vicki has been shepherding children and families into the St. James’ community since 1997. A Band Director in her previous life, Vicki received her MA in Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Virginia. At St. James’, she oversees all of our family and children’s programming – helping little ones become engaged in worship, understand what it means to be Christian, and love their neighbors. Our kids are integral to all aspects of our life in the church, from music to mission and everywhere in between. When she isn’t at St. James’, Vicki loves her morning exercise time and her great big family.
Loraine Enlow joined St. James’ staff in January 2015. As Music Associate, she is responsible for the Children’s and Youth Choirs, assists with the adult choirs, and helps manage the many details that go into our vibrant music program at St. James’. Mrs. Enlow completed her undergraduate work at The New England Conservatory of Music, did graduate work at The University of Chicago in ethnomusicology, and post-graduate study in music education at both the Catholic University of America and the Hartt School of Music. She regularly serves as guest conductor and clinician for choral festivals across North America. She is also working part-time on a doctorate in Biblical Interpretation at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Windsor Jones grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in music. In his first year out of college, Windsor worked as an intern for Church of the Common Ground in Atlanta, a church that strives to be a welcoming spiritual home for the homeless community in Atlanta. Since moving to New York in the summer of 2019, he joined St James’ staff, and currently serves as the Youth Minister & Mission Volunteer Coordinator. Windsor enjoys exploring the city and state on his bike, tasting new foods at home and around the city, listening to live music, and most of all, any time he’s able to see his family.
Patty has more than 25 years working as a professional communicator specializing in the field of media relations. She has worked in a wide range of sectors, including multinational corporations, universities and non-profits.
Sandra joined St. James’ staff at the end of January, 2017. She has many years of experience in organizational administration, most recently at the Board of Global Missions of the Methodist Church. Sandra was also at one time an assistant in the office of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Rosa Gentile has been the administrative assistant to the rector, Brenda Husson, since February 2001. But that wasn’t how Rosa first came to know St. James’. That was in the distant August of 2000 when she arrived as temporary assistant to then Associate Rectors, Craig Townsend and Susannah Smith. Working with Craig and Susannah and getting to know the parish, its people and the caring staff, all contributed to her appreciation of the synergy and the good deeds that are manifested when people work together as one caring and loving body. As administrative assistant to the rector Rosa assists parishioners in many aspects of parish matters and is typically the first person to receive requests for baptisms, weddings and funerals. Those new to the parish or life-long parishioners are sure to find a caring ear and an answer to their administrative and sometimes pastoral queries when they call her office.
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Prior to coming to St. James’, Aaron served on the Vestry of St. John’s Church in Larchmont. He is on the Advisory Council for the College of Liberal Arts at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin.