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.