Meet Our Clergy

The easiest way to meet our Clergy is to visit St. James on a Sunday morning. That said, they are always open to meeting people for a cup of coffee or tea. Often people have questions or concerns they want to explore in confidence before visiting St. James in person.

Our Rector is Rev. Cindy Stansbury, Cindy has been part of St. James since it’s inception in 2009.  Before that she was an active part of St. Edwards, the congregation out of which St. James was called, since 1996, serving as Senior Warden, and involved in intercessory ministries.   In 2010 she earned her MA in Ministry from Nashotah House Theological Seminary taking advantage of their fledgling distance program. Cindy was ordained as priest in 2011 by Archbishop Duncan, and served as Fr. Ed’s (our founding Rector) assistant from that time until he was called away in Summer of 2017 to plant a new church in Hawaii.  For the last two years of Fr. Ed’s ministry at St. James, Cindy led parish life at St. James while Ed focused on his roles of Dean of NorCal deanery and Director of Diocesan Formation for Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO).

In other areas of her life, Cindy is wife and mother of four.  Previously she has been a home schooling mom, ballroom mom, teacher, and board chair and founding headmaster of Live Oak Academy.  Earlier still, she was a computer scientist working at an AI company in the valley, a student at SJSU, and a swimmer. You can reach Cindy by email here.

To meet the rest of our Clergy and everyone else on our Staff please visit our Staff Page. Here you will meet some of the people that make St. James tick.