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St. James Episcopal Church welcomes new rector

St. James Episcopal Church of Woodstock has called the Reverend Amy Spagna as its new full-time rector.

Spagna is a priest from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.  She has served at Christ Church in Westerly, Rhode Island and Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Spagna received a Master of Sacred Theology from The School of Theology at The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee as well as a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from Randolph-Macon College with a degree in Latin and Greek.

“We are excited to embark on this new chapter at St. James,” said Senior Warden Barbara Johnson.  “We are blessed to have such an accomplished and energetic new Reverend to lead us at St. James.”

Spagna has experience working with youth in her career prior to becoming a priest, and as a priest.  She was a high school Latin teacher in Northern Virginia for 10 years, has organized a Vacation Bible School, started a Young Adults in Church group, and has led a children’s chapel and youth groups.  Amy has sung in church and community choirs most of her life and has recently been studying the piano.

“I am excited to join the congregation at St. James and am looking forward to living in Woodstock,” said Spagna.

The public is warmly welcomed to come meet Reverend Amy at her first service on Sunday, Nov. 17.

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