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 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

Elizabeth Bumpas

Elizabeth was born and raised in Mississippi but moved to Charleston in 1989 and has called it home ever since.  She has held numerous ministry positions over the last 20 years mostly focused on Spiritual Formation…helping people grow more into the image of Christ.  She received a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2006. Most recently she spent three years (2014-2017) on the mission field (sent out by Saint James) in northern Uganda in the Anglican Diocese of Northern Uganda and was ordained to the priesthood there in 2016 by Bishop Johnson Gakumba.  While in Uganda, Elizabeth served as the Bishop’s Assistant for International Relations, Curate in charge of the English service at Christ Church-Gulu and also taught at the Archbishop Janani Luwum Theological College. She also had a ministry taking the Jesus Film to villages in the Diocese as an evangelistic and discipleship tool.  She returned to the US in June 2017 and is excited to be sharing in the life and ministry of Saint James.  She is passionate about equipping the saints for the work of ministry and helping people discover that experiencing intimate communion with God is the ultimate meaning of life.  She is single and has one child…her miniature dachshund, Daisy.

ebumpas@saint-james.org

 

 

Staff

Rhonda Myers

Parish Administrator

rmyers@saint-james.org

Cyndee Cave

Children, Family & Student Ministry

ccave@saint-james.org

 

Joshua Nobles

Director of Worship

jnobles@saint-james.org

 

 

Erin Cooley

Praise Team Leader

ecooley@saint-james.org

Vestry

Virginia
Bartels
Class of 2021
Art
Field
Class of 2021
Artie
Horne
Class of 2021
Charles
Holiday
Class of 2021
Brent
Hilpert
Class of 2022

 

Paul
Pennington
Class of 2022
Thomas
Rehm
Class of 2022
Patrick
Rupe
Class of 2022

 

 

Mickey
Floyd
Class of 2023
Tom
Hilton
Class of 2023
Bruce
McDonald
Class of 2023
Brandon
Hamby
Class of 2023