OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Reverend James R. Stambaugh is the 5th Rector of Church of the Holy Apostles, and the congregation’s 6th lead clergy person. (Rector a name given to a priest who is in charge of a congregation).

James graduated with a degree of Master of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary. Before seminary, he taught 9th grade at a Christian high school, worked for a nonprofit Christian mission organization, and was a stay-at-home dad.  James is passionate about spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, and helping to foster a joyous community of love, forgiveness, faith, and prayer.

James is married and is the proud father of two children.  He enjoys reading, writing, contemporary art, and cooking with his family and friends. His writing and research interests include Christian mission, systematic theology, poetry, and the intersection of faith with literature, the visual arts, and music.

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