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.