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. She spent 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 served 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 April 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

The Rev. Dr. Stanley W. Sawyer, a native of Norfolk, where he grew up at the Church of the Ascension, has degrees from Randolph-Macon College, the Virginia Theological Seminary, and the Graduate Theological Foundation.  He was ordained in 1976, and has served his entire ministry in the Diocese of Southern Virginia, five years as Assistant Rector at Christ & Grace Church, Petersburg, and 40 years as Rector of All Saints’, Virginia Beach, from which he retired on May 1, 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 have just celebrated their 51st Wedding Anniversary in 2021, and are the parents of two sons and have 4 grandchildren.

Marie Kirk-Clunan

Seminarian

St. Aidan’s new Seminarian is Marie Kirk-Clunan. She is an M.Div. student at Bexley-Seabury Seminary in Chicago, "the Seminary Beyond Walls." She is a postulant for priesthood in the Diocese of Southern Virginia and is sponsored from Galilee Church. 

 

She will serve with us from 2021-2023


ST. AIDAN'S STAFF

 

Chelsea Rausch

Secretary

 

secretary@aidanvbva.net

Kristin Neverdousky

Bookkeeper

bookkeeper@aidanvbva.net

Dennis Farrell

Sexton/Custodian

Jamie Dougherty

Music Director

jamiemusic@cox.net


ST. AIDAN'S VESTRY

 

Julie Barr, Senior Warden

2020-2023*

 

Bill Moore

2021-2023

 

Lisa Knutsen

2022-2024

Dianne Sheard, Junior Warden 

2021-2023

 

Jeanette Hamilton

2020-2022

 

Loretta Mann

2022-2024

Dodie Streit

2020-2022

 

Lesley Sampsell

2021-2023

 

Mark Cotterell

Treasurer

 


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