|Location||Leesburg (Northern Virginia)|
|Date Posted||September 14, 2021|
Virginia (Sarah Brockenbrough & Ed Keithly)
|Health Benefits||Clergy Only|
|Communicants in Good Standing||708|
|Average Sunday Attendance||272|
St. James' has an interest in, commitment to, and capacity for reflection and evolution. When change has gone well, it has been the result of purposeful planning and implementation between clergy and parishioners. It’s been successful when it's been collaborative, has been communicated well, has a rooted base of
support, and is meeting a true desire for excellence or an identified need.
Over the past 10 years, we experienced conflict in our parish resulting from leadership transitions. Thankfully, we secured an interim rector in 2019 who has modeled intentional and mature leadership. As a result, he has earned the parish’s trust and respect in a very short time. He has led us through a period of healing and reconciliation and has prepared us for a new phase of our life together. However, there is still work to do; the pandemic has impeded the reconciliation efforts needed in the wake of the former rector's departure, and we probably have not fully addressed the conflicts surrounding that departure.
The Rev. Mignon L. Brockenbrough
The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia