He holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Episcopal Divinity School in
Father James is the author of The Riches of the Word of God: Homilies of an American Priest and is working on another book. He spent nine summers living and studying in Israel/Palestine, and much of his ordained life has been involved with ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, especially among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. He is particularly interested in Holocaust studies and was invited to speak this summer at the 2012 biennial International Conference on Holocaust Education in
The vestry, pictured above in the header, is the governing body of the church. It is made up of members elected by the congregation who have met various criteria such as regular attendance at the church and have made a financial commitment to the parish. Vestry members are charged with authority over the fiscal affairs of the parish as well as working with the rector to discern, articulate, and carry out the mission of the parish.