The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman has a long-standing tradition of outstanding preaching. Each summer since its inception, the Chapel welcomes a combination of resident and visiting clergy to the pulpit.
Our priest-in-charge, The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, will preach on June 19, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 14, August 28, and September 11.
Our 2022 worship season will be enriched by a number of outstanding guest preachers.
July 3 – The Rev. William (Will) Stanley
Will Stanley serves as vicar of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. Besides sharing in the pastoral, preaching, and teaching ministries, Will also functions as the parish’s chief operating officer. A native of Washington, D.C., Will is a graduate of the Landon School, the University of the South, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He was ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and served Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta as curate for two years. He was then called west to Southern California where he served two different Episcopal parishes—St. Cross in Hermosa Beach and All Saints’ in Beverly Hills. Will lives in the Carytown neighborhood of Richmond and outside of work he enjoys exercise, time on the golf course, and exploring Richmond’s excellent food and beverage scene.
July 17 – The Rev. Jay Sidebotham
Jay Sidebotham divides his time these days between New York City and Wilmington, North Carolina. In New York, he serves as Associate for Formation at St. James’ Church on the Upper East Side. In North Carolina, he continues work with RenewalWorks, a ministry of Forward Movement. Ordained to the priesthood in 1991, Jay has served parishes in Rhode Island, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, New York City and Lake Forest, Illinois. He attended Union Seminary in New York, and prior to that course of study, he worked in illustration, graphic design and advertising in Manhattan. (Some might say he still works in advertising.) He also worked as an animator for Schoolhouse Rock. He is married to Frances Murchison, who grew up in Wilmington. They have two adult children, each married, and two quite splendid grandchildren.
July 31 – St. James Day – The Rev. Eva Suarez
Eva Suarez is the Associate Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in New York City. She came to St. James as the 2017–2019 Rockwell Fellow. Eva is excited about the ways people can grow in faith through service, and she has primary oversight of her parish’s outreach ministries and local and international partnerships. After studying religion at Columbia University, Eva received her MDiv from Union Theological Seminary and her MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at CUNY Hunter. Originally from Washington, DC, Eva is a city girl at heart. She lives on New York’s West Side with her husband Robert, a food photographer.
August 7 – The Very Rev. Robert Taylor
Robert V Taylor is an Episcopal priest, author and speaker. Born and raised in South Africa he was sent to the USA in 1980 by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to avoid imprisonment. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary NY, Robert served congregations in the NY area before being elected Dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle in 1999.
He lives in Palm Springs CA. His Christian spirituality is enriched by the voices of other spiritual and wisdom traditions. He is writing about the way in which the African philosophy of Ubuntu informs, challenges and enriches Western notions of what it means to be part of the global human family.
Robert’s spiritual practices include cooking and celebrating guests around a shared table, delighting in laughter, being in the Thin Places of Celtic spirituality, finding joy and delight in everyday life and the awe of Mother Earth. He is an avid hiker who spent three weeks this Spring hiking and exploring Peru and the spirituality of its people. Walking beaches and shorelines feeds his spirit!
Robert is a Fellow of the Disruptor Foundation, Chair of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and an advisor to the Endowment for Equal Justice.
August 21 – The Rev. Gary Jones
Gary Jones has been a priest for 36 years, serving in inner-city and suburban parishes in Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He helped establish Urban Ministry Centers in Knoxville, TN and Charlotte, NC, and he served as the bishop’s Canon for Social Ministries in Tennessee. Gary has also been a member of the Fellowship of the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), the oldest Episcopal monastic order, where he first learned ancient Christian contemplative practices and the ministry of spiritual direction. He recently retired from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, a very large and socially engaged parish known for its beautiful worship, both ancient and new, and its many ministries to the larger community. In retirement, Gary is especially interested in assisting parish churches with contemplative practices, small group ministries, and rethinking the ministry of the church for the 21st century. Gary and his wife Cherry have three adult children in Boston and Richmond and two golden retrievers.
September 4 – Ingrid Jacobson
Ingrid Jacobson is a postulant in the Diocese of California, an intern at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Fremont, CA., and is finishing her Masters in Theological Studies at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. Ingrid has served as the summer seminarian at The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman, Wellfleet, for the past three years.
Born and raised in New England, Ingrid is a lifelong Episcopalian and the daughter of a retired Episcopal priest. After graduating from Harvard College, Ingrid worked in advertising account management in New York for five years before moving to London, where she lived for more than 25 years. There she earned an MSc in Social Policy/Non- Profit Management from the London School of Economics and worked as a management consultant and executive coach to non-profit organizations in the UK, US, and Saudi Arabia.
Since Ingrid began a gradual move from London to San Francisco in 2014, she and her husband, Cabot Brown, have been members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA., as well as the Chapel of St. James the Fisherman, Wellfleet, where they were joined in Holy Matrimony in 2013. Ingrid has 3 adult children and 4 adult children by marriage.