Meet the Clergy

The Reverend Dr. John McCard
Rector

The Reverend Dr. John McCard was called as 14th rector of St. James’s Church on June 24, 2017. John grew up in 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. John also 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. Prior to joining St. James’s, John served St. Martin in the Fields Church in Atlanta as rector for thirteen years. John is married to Cynthia King McCard, who, among possessing other gifts, is a classically-trained opera singer. They are proud parents of three daughters: Florrie, Clementine, and Matilda.
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The Reverend Hilary Streever
Senior Associate Rector for Adult Formation

The Reverend Hilary Streever joined St. James’s in the summer of 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School in New Haven, Conn. Hilary was ordained a priest in 2012 through the Diocese of Southwest Virginia and served as Priest-in-Charge at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Abingdon, Va., until joining our staff. Hilary is the church’s adult formation leader. She is married to David Streever, a writer and IT professional, and they have one daughter.
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The Reverend Bob Friend
Associate Rector for Pastoral Ministries

Dr. Bob Friend joined St. James’s in the summer of 2015. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, which is also where he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree. Bob was ordained a priest in 1976 through the Diocese of Virginia and has led churches in Newport News, Annapolis, and northern Virginia before being Rector of All Saints’ in Richmond prior to his retirement. Bob’s work is mostly pastoral in nature, but he also leads classes and retreats from time to time.
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Blake Singer
Lay Assistant and Chaplain for Community Life, Discipleship and Service/Postulant for Holy Orders

Blake Singer joined St. James’s in the fall of 2020. Blake grew up just outside of Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from Furman University and went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School with a certificate in Anglican Studies. Prior to joining the staff of St. James’s, Blake served as the Youth Minister at St. Stephen’s in Richmond, and he is in the ordination process in the Diocese of Virginia. Blake’s primary areas of responsibility include the community life and outreach of the parish. Blake is married to Kilpy Singer, who also received her Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity and is in the ordination process. Blake and Kilpy have one crazy dog named Milo.
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