The Rev. Susan E. Bentley, Rector of St. James Episcopal Church, retired on June 11, 2023, after 23 years of service with the Saints of James, and 33 years of ordained ministry. She is a graduate of Hollins College, Roanoke, and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. Ordained in 1990, “Mother Sue” began her ministry as the eighth Rector of St. James in November 2000.
We, the Saints of James, are ever grateful for her leadership in worship, spiritual guidance, and pastoral care, and foremost, for her example of a life in Christ. Godspeed to Mother Sue and her husband, Michael, in her retirement.