ST. AIDAN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

"CHRIST'S BEACON FOR ALL SEEKING GOD"

The Rev. Julia W. Messer-Croteau

RECTOR

Rev. Julia was called to serve as our 5th Rector on November 1, 2020.  She lived on the east coast most of her life, spending her summers at Camp Kanuga.  Julia graduated from Mary Baldwin University and then matriculated to Virginia Theological Seminary.  She graduated and was ordained in the Diocese of Southern Virginia in 2010.  Rev. Julia has served as the Associate Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal in Virginia Beach from 2010-2015, and then as the Associate Rector at Eastern Shore Chapel in Virginia Beach from 2015-2021.

 

Julia married Bradley Croteau, a native of Virginia Beach, in 2020.  They welcomed their first child in 2022.

 

She is an avid reader, lover of sports, and is trying to master not burning water in her free time.

revjulia@aidanvbva.net

The Rev. Dr. Stanley W. Sawyer

Retired Affiliated Rector

A native of Norfolk, The Rev. Dr. Stanley W. Sawyer grew up at the Church of the Ascension.  He has earned degrees from Randolph-Macon College, the Virginia Theological Seminary, and the Graduate Theological Foundation.  Ordained in 1976, he has served his entire ministry in the Diocese of Southern Virginia.  Following 5 years as Assistant Rector at Christ & Grace Church, Petersburg, he was called and spent 40 years as Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal in Virginia Beach, from which he retired in May, 2021.  During his active ministry, he served on many Diocesan Commissions and Committees, and the wider Church as well.  Currently he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Theological Seminary.  

Stan and his wife Linda celebrated their 51st Wedding Anniversary in 2021, and are the parents of two sons and have 4 grandchildren.


ST. AIDAN'S STAFF

 

Jenna Frickx

Administrator

secretary@aidanvbva.net

Dennis Farrell

Sexton/Custodian

Jamie Dougherty

Music Director

jamiemusic@cox.net


ST. AIDAN'S VESTRY

 

Becky Rankin, Senior Warden

2024-2027

 

Jerry Alley

2024-2027

 

Lisa Knutsen

2022-2024

Laurel Corner, Junior Warden 

2024-2027

 

Marilyn Smith-Cotterell

2024-2027

 

Marion Engelhardt

2023-2026

 

Loretta Mann

2022-2024

Richard Baer

2020-2024

 

Jean Madden

2024-2027

 

Mark Cotterell

Treasurer

 

Becky McCallum

Registrar