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Celebrant The Reverend Doctor John McCard

McCard Celebration on January 17 @ 7 PM

The Vestry & Congregation of

St. James’s Episcopal Church

Richmond, Virginia

cordially invite you to

a Celebration of New Ministry with

The Reverend Dr. John F. McCard

the Reverend Doctor John McCard robed

as fourteenth Rector of

St. James’s Episcopal Church

The Right Reverend Shannon S. Johnston

Bishop of The Diocese of Virginia


The Reverend Canon Jason Leo


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


Celebration reception following in Valentine Hall

RSVP by January 12                                                                     Clergy: Red Stoles

Phone: (804) 355-1779



Childcare is available from 6-9 pm.

The Reverend Dr. John F. McCard will be installed by the Right Reverend Shannon Johnston, bishop of the Diocese of Virginia, as fourteenth rector of St. James’s Episcopal Church on January 17 at a Celebration of Ministry service starting at 7:00 p.m.

McCard was selected by the Vestry of St. James’s to lead the church after an extensive national search that was completed in June 2017. The call for McCard was extended on June 24 and he joined the church staff formally on September 10.

Johnston will preside at the service, which will include a celebration of the Eucharist, and the Reverend Canon Jason Leo, Canon for Congregational Vitality in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, will deliver the sermon.

McCard was rector of St. Martin in the Fields in Atlanta, Georgia for thirteen years. He also served as President and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Atlanta for students from pre-K to 8th grade.

McCard is a native of Macon, Georgia.  A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, he earned his Master of Divinity Degree from General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1992.  He completed a Master of Sacred Theology degree at Nashotah House in 2003 and a Doctor of Ministry Degree at Virginia Theological Seminary in 2007.  John serves as a vestry retreat leader and consultant and is an authority on the writings and life of C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia.


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