Rector Search Committee Update

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The St. James Vestry Invites You to Nominate a Rector Candidate

Greetings all,

The Search Committee continues their work to find a new rector. The search begins to narrow as some candidates are eliminated. Please continue to pray for the success of finding a rector that is a good fit for our church!

As a reminder, the members of the Search Committee are Jim “Doc” Ayres, Bridgette Battles, Dianna Berg, Susie Glasscock, Ann Rogers, Ursula Stephens (Chair) & Tom Tracy.

This Rector Search page will be updated periodically to keep you posted as much as they are able (while maintaining confidentiality) on their efforts.

If you would like to nominate someone to be consider for our Rector, please contact Cathy in the church office and she can email you a nomination form or mail you a hardcopy. They will also be available for pickup from her upon request. You may also email me or Ursula Stephens.

Have a blessed day,

Julie Stroup

Sr. Warden



St. James Episcopal Church, La Grange, Texas



To be a welcoming faith-based community where God’s presence is felt and from which we are sent to proclaim Christ’s love and to serve others.


To be the face of Christ to all we encounter, to share God’s love with all people, and to honor our traditions and heritage as we are united by the common ground of our faith into a beloved community together.


Spiritual Growth

Unceasing desire to know God

relying on prayerful reflection, study, and theological balance, being ever mindful of our needs and of those in different circumstances.

Community Service/Outreach

Unceasing commitment to make a difference in the lives of God’s people

with ministries and programs that feed our community spiritually, emotionally, and physically and strengthen our relationship with God and each other.

Meaningful Worship

Unceasing commitment to bring us into God’s presence

we are engaged, encouraged, and inspired by a worship service steeped in Episcopal tradition.

Welcoming Church Family

Unceasing commitment to reflect God’s love in hospitality

we are part of God’s family, servants with each other and to all of God’s people with a spirit of love, generosity, inclusiveness, and compassion.

Vestry Approved: 11/16/21