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Honor the Past, Sustain the Present, Nurture the Future

Our faith, values and our deepest commitments can endure even at end of life. Through planned giving we can ensure that our earthly expression of our life of faith continues for generations to come. By including St. James’ in estate planning, we help assure the continuing witness and work of the Church and other institutions that have sustained and nourished us during our lifetime.

St. James’ benefits greatly from the gifts of talent, time, and financial support offered by current parishioners. But we, and our mission, also benefit from the gifts of those parishioners who have gone before us. Commitment to the ministries of this parish and a vision of an ongoing witness to God’s love lead many to provide financial support to the parish and its future through bequests and other planned gifts. Such legacies, large and small, sustain our ministries and can be an occasion for joy.

The Kinsolving Society

What is the Kinsolving Society?

The Kinsolving Society is a legacy society that recognizes and thanks those parishioners who have committed to St. James’ future in their estate plans or through a deferred gift.

How do I become a member?

You become a Kinsolving Society member by including St. James’ Church as a beneficiary in your will or living trust, or by establishing a planned gift for St. James’ benefit, such as a charitable annuity trust or unitrust.

Who was Arthur Kinsolving?

The Rev. Arthur Lee Kinsolving, D.D., served as the twelfth Rector of St. James’ Church, from 1947 to 1969. Those who support the continuing ministries of St. James’ through a will or trust provision exemplify Arthur Kinsolving’s qualities of uncommon love and devotion to St. James’ Church. The Kinsolving Society provides an opportunity to recognize these qualities and thank those parishioners who ensure the church’s continuing ministry in this lasting and meaningful way.

Get Involved

  • Speak with the Rev. Zack Thompson, Rector, who can discuss with you estate planning and explore the best ways to give.
  • Confirm your inclusion in the Kinsolving Society by virtue of having remembered St. James’ in your will or other estate plans.