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"We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose."
-- Romans 8:28

The Very Rev. Joe D. Reynolds
Interim Rector
 

225-387-5141

jreynolds @ stjamesbr.org

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The Rev. Ralph F. Howe, Jr.
Senior Associate Rector
Day School Chaplain

225-421-3539

rhowe @ stjamesbr.org

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The Rev. John Pitzer
Prior, St. James Center for
Spiritual Formation

225-421-3541

jpitzer @ stjamesbr.org

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Sylvia Rabalais
Administrative Secretary
 

225-421-3549

srabalais @ stjamesbr.org

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    Mary Hunt Boutwell
    Director of Lay Ministries
     

    225-421-3543

    mboutwell @ stjamesbr.org

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      Hannah Rothermel
      Director of Youth Ministries
       

      225-421-3546

      hrothermel @ stjamesbr.org

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        Annette Holden
        Business Manager
         

        225-421-3550

        aholden @ stjamesbr.org

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          Cheryl Olinde
          Church Bookkeeper
           

          225-421-3547

          colinde @ stjamesbr.org

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            Jo Craddock
            Director of Communications
             

            225-421-3544

            jocraddock @ stjamesbr.org

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              Herndon Spillman
              Organist
               

              225-387-5141

              durufle052 @ aol.com

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                Eric Johnson
                Interim Co-Choirmaster and
                Director, St. James Treble Choir
                 

                225-387-5141

                stjamesbrmusic @ gmail.com

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                  Sara Otteman Bray
                  Interim Co-Choirmaster and
                  Director, St. James Cherub Choir

                  225-387-5141

                  stjamesbrmusic @ gmail.com

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                    Lauren T. Ray
                    Head of School
                    St. James Episcopal Day School

                    225-344-0805

                    lray @ stjamesbr.org

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                      Mary Davis-Palms
                      Dietician
                      St. James Episcopal Church & Day School

                      225-344-0805

                      mpalms @ stjamesbr.org

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                        patlyle.pngDeacon Patsy R. Lyle serves as Spiritual Director in Residence. Her discernment to become a deacon, the servant order of the church, began in 1977. Pat received extensive training in ministry to the aging, ministry to those in transition or grief , and ministry to those facing death and dying. In 1983 she trained in Clinical Pastoral Education at OLOL Hospital. Pat was ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1986 by Bishop Brown. She ministers to the elderly at Guest House and Williamsburg.

                        Pat has been a staff member for the Joy Conference, Women in Recovery, and the Creativity Retreat. She has served at many Cursillo weekends and for six Kairos weekends at the LA Correctional Institute for Women.

                        Pat is a 1956 graduate of Louisiana State University with a BS degree in business. She is married to N. Donald (Don) Lyle, and they have two children and six grandchildren. Her hobbies include swimming, biking, reading, and the beach.

                        witcher.pngThe Rt. Rev. Robert C. Witcher serves as Bishop-in-Residence following his retirement as the Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island. Bishop Witcher has a long association with St. James beginning in 1952 as curate and later as rector from 1962 to 1975.

                        He received a BA degree from Tulane University before entering Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL. He was ordained a deacon July 6, 1952 and as a priest one year later. Bishop Witcher continued his education at LSU with a master's degree (1960) and a PhD in 1968. He also holds a Doctor of Divinity (1974) from Seabury-Western and a Doctor of Canon Law from Nashotah House (1989). Bishop Witcher is a truly gifted teacher of the Episcopal faith and its history.

                        He holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy following a career of service including Chair, Armed Forces Commission, Diocese of Louisiana, 1963-75, and Interim Bishop Armed Forces, 1989-90.

                        Bishop Witcher married Elisabeth Alice Cole on June 4, 1957.

                        Coleman.pngThe Rt. Rev. James M. Coleman returned to St. James as Bishop-in-Residence following retirement as Bishop of West Tennessee. He was previously rector of St. James from 1975-1989.

                        Bishop Coleman received his BS degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee (1953) where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Coleman holds a Master of Divinity degree from The School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee) and a Doctorate of Ministry from Wake Forest University. He was ordained a deacon in 1956 and a priest in 1957 in the Diocese of Tennessee.

                        As a priest he served several parishes in Tennessee and Virginia before being called to St. James as rector. His long association with Sewanee includes service as President, Alumni Association 1969-71 and Trustee, School of Theology 1986-89.

                        Bishop Coleman is married to Emily (Douglass) Stewart Coleman, a native of Louisiana.