Clergy

Arthur Jenkins

Born in a small town in northeastern North Carolina, the Rev’d Arthur Jenkins graduated from Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA and North Carolina State University. The first twelve years of his adult life he spent working with the family farm. During this time Arthur met Jesus in a very personal way. His favorite way to describe this is, “I had read the Book, but then I met the Man.” In the mid-eighties Arthur answered our Lord’s call to ministry and earned a Masters of Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary. Ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, he served two years at Saint James Church, Charleston, South Carolina. In 1992 he was called as Rector of Christ Church, Fitchburg, Massachusetts in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. After serving in New England for five years he has since returned to Charleston as Sr. Pastor of Saint James Church An evangelical, Arthur’s ministry continues to be rooted in the Word of God and interested in the ministry of reconciliation, relationships, and intergenerational sin and men’s ministry. Ephesians 2:4 & 5, Luke 2:30, and 1 Corinthians 1:23 continue to be touchstones for his life and ministry. He is active on James Island with the James Island Out Reach Ministry and his ministry to the homeless. Arthur and his wife Kay have two daughters, Kate and Lawson.

ajenkins@saint-james.org

Louise Weld

Louise is was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a young mother in her 20s, she committed her life to Jesus Christ and spent the next years in various kinds of ministry, from music to family counseling (and including raising a family).  Midlife she returned to school for graduate degrees in counseling, creative writing, and finally in theology at Trinity School for Ministry. She has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. She has been at Saint James for 15 years.  She is passionate about relationships in the body of Christ, about Christian community and small group discipleship; about sharing the gospel wherever and whenever it can be shared:  from the pulpit, in families, among the homeless, in prisons.  She loves to hear peoples’ faith stories.  She also loves photography, poetry, music, and all things out of doors and on boats.

lweld@saint-james.org

Ron Warfuel

Deacon

Staff

Berta Puckhaber

Parish Administrator

bpuckhaber@saint-james.org

Timothy Griggs

Publications/Membership

tgriggs@saint-james.org

Cyndee Cave

Children, Family & Student Ministry

ccave@saint-james.org

Chris Walchesky

Organist/Choirmaster

cwalchesky@saint-james.org

Erin Cooley

Praise Team Leader

ecooley@saint-james.org

Yvonne Jordan

Parish Life Coordinator

Vestry

Bruce
McDonald
Rector’s Warden
Class of 2018
Tom
Hilton
People’s Warden
Class of 2019
Carlton
Brummett
Class of 2018
Sonny
Eppes
Class of 2018
Jack
Henley
Class of 2018
Mark
Evans
Class of 2019
Fred
Whittle
Class of 2019
Gene
Morrison
Class of 2019
Scooter
Barnette
Class of 2020
Larry
Daniel
Class of 2020
Jay
Millen
Class of 2020
Shannon
Sears
Class of 2020