St. James's Episcopal Church

Clergy and Staff

Clergy

bridge15The Reverend Robert C. Hooper III

Rector

The Rev’d Robert C. Hooper III (“Bob” – please) and his wife Priscilla have been married since 1988 and have three children and two very large Labrador retrievers. Bob received a B.S. in business/marketing from New England College in 1987 and a M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1995. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1996 after seven years in the brokerage and banking industry in New York. He has served parishes in both Northern Virginia and suburban Boston before coming to St. James’s in 2002 to serve as rector.

 

The Reverend Curtis Farr

Assistant Rector

The Rev’d Curtis A. Farr (Curtis) came to St. James’s in May of 2013 to serve as assistant rector. He and his partner Antonio met while Curtis was in seminary and Antonio was beginning to work as a freelance photographer. Before seminary, Curtis earned a B.A. in English from Washington State University in 2009 and then spent a year teaching English in Quito, Ecuador. He received his M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2013 and was ordained to the priesthood that June. He has often worked in youth ministry and is passionate about preaching and writing.

 

Associate Clergy

St. James’s is fortunate to have a number of Episcopal clergy who are members of the parish and who assist the staff clergy in a variety of ways.

The Rev. Canon Douglas T. Cooke, Priest Associate
The Rev. Dr. Molly O. Louden, Priest Associate
The Rev. Dr. Borden W. Painter, Priest Associate
The Rev. Elsa Walberg, Priest Associate
The Rev. Terry M. Wysong, Priest Associate

Staff

Mrs. Cheryl C. Batter, Parish Administrator
Mrs. Heidi Cotter, Financial Secretary
Mrs. Priscilla Hooper, Director of Religious Education
Mr. Randall Martini, Sexton

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