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Tracy Schneider,
Senior Warden

Tracy has been a member of St. James’s for just over 5 years and has served on the Annual Giving Committee for the past 2 years. Tracy is currently Vice President for Marketing & Communications at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Prior to joining the museum, Tracy led marketing for CWDkids, a mid-size, family-owned clothing retailer, and held several roles in brand marketing at Capital One. Tracy, her husband Brent, and their daughter, Greer, live in Midlothian with their black lab, George.

Tracy’s community involvement includes financial coaching through RE:Work, and volunteering as a Strokes and Turns official through USA Swimming. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with family and friends.

Harry Warner, Junior Warden

Harry has been an active member of St. James’s for over 30 years and is a former vestry member, Senior Warden and chairman of the Finance Committee. Harry is Managing Director at Fahrenheit Advisors, where his consulting practice centers on non-profit management and fundraising, leveraging a successful career in those arenas. Harry is a long-time leader and volunteer at St. James’s, having served in the Hunter McGuire Veterans ministry, the Annual Giving ministry, and as a Diocesan Council lay delegate, among many other ministries.

Ann Rawls, Treasurer

Ann believes that God calls all of us to live in community and St. James’s is hers. She is a cradle Episcopalian and has been an active member of St. James’s for over 30 years along with her husband, Brewster and their three children. She served as Finance Chair on the vestry 2007 to 2010, for the past ten years she has been one of two parish Treasurers and is currently co-chair of the Annual Campaign. Besides parish finances, she has a passion for choral music. All of her children sang in the choirs growing up and Ann since the late 1990’s. She has been involved in many aspects of parish life including chairing the dinner committee at the Feast, chairing a hospitality group for coffee hour and chairing a Wednesday night supper team for many years. Outside of her love for St. James’s, she has been Chief Operating Officer for Tucker Psychiatric Clinic for the past 25 years.

Laura McCoy, Register

Laura and her husband Steve joined St. James’s in 2003 with their daughter Libby, who’s now in college.  Since then, they have welcomed and baptized two sons at St. James’s: James and Everett.  Since joining, Laura has participated in Pilgrim’s Path and was involved in creating and leading the Taste of St. James’s for several years. She was Vice-Chair of the Rector Search Committee in 2016-17.  She has enjoyed seeing her children grow in their church life through Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, choir, mission trips, serving as acolytes and participating in confirmation.  Laura is grateful for the many friends she has made through St. James’s, and is proud of our church’s active presence in the Richmond community.

Betsy Blair

Betsy Blair has a family history at St. James’s dating back to her great grandparents. Betsy and her son, Cliff, were baptized at St. James’s where Betsy’s been a member since 1994. Her deep appreciation for music, overall, and specifically the leadership of Mark and Virginia Whitmire, led her to join the Parish Choir from 2010-2016.

Betsy has been to Honduras and the Sudan twice with St. James’s mission outreach. She currently is in Year 4 of Education for Ministry (EFM), and is on the Steering Committee of Becoming a Beloved Community, following her participation in the Sacred Ground educational forum. Betsy is a Registered

Nurse, semi-retired, having served at the bedside of Intensive Care settings, and administratively as a Chief Nursing and Chief Operating Officer. Betsy served on the Corporate Board at Westminster Canterbury Richmond from 2013-2016.

Sherwood Bowditch

Sherwood Hornsby Bowditch began attending St. James in 2006 when he moved to Richmond to get his MBA at the University of Richmond. He is active in the Tuesday Mens Group and has volunteered with cooking teams, Caritas and a variety of outreach initiatives. He is also an instructor in Faith Based Re-Entry, a prison ministry at Deep Meadow Correctional Facility teaching a class in the prison to men that are soon to be released. He is a partner at Winters Oliver Insurance Agency and has served on a variety of corporate and non-profit boards. Sherwood is a native of Gloucester, Va and a lifelong Episcopalian having grown up in Abingdon Episcopal Church. He is married to the former Whitney Knapp.

George Booth

George Booth is a Vice President for USI Insurance Services in Richmond, VA. He is a client team leader, consultant and broker responsible for client service delivery and the design, marketing and placement of commercial property and casualty insurance programs. George has experience in many different I enterprises including government, healthcare, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, financial services and construction. Prior to joining the company in 2000, George was Vice President, Team Leader and Broker for Johnson & Higgins of Virginia (and Marsh) for 14 years. Prior to that, he was Casualty underwriter with USF&G for five years. He attended Washington & Lee University and received a B. S. in Business Administration – 1980 George has been a member of St. James’s since 1994. His wife, Rixey is also a long time St. Jamerser. Their sons, Robert (24) and Lea (26) were both baptized at St. James’s as Christ’s own forever.

George served as the Vestry – Finance Chair 2005 to 2 007 and St. James’s Children’s Center Board – Finance Chair – 2017 to 2021. He’s a member of Parish Choir, a Caritas volunteer and involved in Newcomers.

John Conrad

John has been a member of St. James’s for almost 40 years, and has served on the Vestry prior to this term and in a number of other volunteer roles at the church. Married to Katherine B. Conrad, John and Katherine have two children and three grandsons.  John is an attorney and President of The Conrad Firm, practicing law as civil litigator. John has an extensive background in board service with Richmond City Council, the Greater Richmond Partnership, Bank of Richmond, Christopher Newport University, St. Christopher’s School Foundation, the St. James’s Children’s Center and the National Tuberous Sclerosis Association.

Trevor Cox

Trevor has been a congregant at St. James’s since moving to Richmond in 2010, and has volunteered for a number of church ministries, including Hospitality and Newcomers.  His wife Kristin sings in the West Gallery Choir, and they are the proud parents of Sarah, William, and Emma Katherine.  They live in the Fan.  Having attended Episcopal churches his entire life – his father is a retired Episcopal priest and his mother remains an active lay leader – he is happy to be contributing his perspective to the Vestry.

Trevor is an attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, where he practices appellate litigation.  Prior to rejoining Hunton, Trevor served for more than four years in the Solicitor General’s division of the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia.  He serves as a board member for a variety of community and bar organizations.

Cheryl Guedri

Cheryl has been a St. Jameser for over 30 years and knows the church well. During her time at St. James’s, Cheryl has served in many different capacities including Food Force, Search Team for Assistant Rector, Sunday School teacher, mentor at Fairfield Elementary, Co-Chair and Chair of Annual Giving, and many volunteer roles in Mardi Gras, WomanKind, and others. Cheryl and Chris are in the WLS. He is mostly retired from Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen. They have an adopted son and a grandson.

Retired form a role as Vice President of Suntrust Bank, Cheryl is also active in the community with the Peter Paul Development Center and CASA.

Elliott Harrigan

Elliott  has been an active member of St. James’s since 1990 when he moved to Richmond. He has been a long-time member of the Usher team and is a member of the Strategic Planning Facilities committee. Additionally, he has advised the church on its wireless leases.

He is President of both Harrigan & Company, a Real Estate Investment, Management and Development Firm and National Communication Towers, a wireless infrastructure development firm. Elliott graduated from the University of the South in 1978 with a B.A. in Economics and the University of South Carolina in 1982 with a JD. Elliott serves on the Board of Regents for Sewanee, The University of the South and Board of Directors of Virginians for High Speed Rail. He was previously on the Board of Commissioners for Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Elliott is married to his wife of 32 years, Terrell, and has three adult daughters.

Christie Hartwell

Christie joined St. James’s in 2010, shortly after moving back to Richmond after 20 years in Philadelphia. She is the founder of CH Strategy Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm offering strategic advisory services to children’s hospitals and previously served as partner with a leading national healthcare strategy firm. She teaches part-time in the VCU School of Health Administration. Christie is passionate about the arts and education, including being an avid supporter of The Philadelphia Fringe Festival for more than 20 years. At St. James’s, she engages in multiple parish activities including WomanKind, SelfStarters, and Invite, Welcome Connect (IWC). She is a 2019 graduate of the Education for Ministry (EFM) program. She served on the vestry and multiple other leadership roles at her former parish, Christ Church Philadelphia.

Katie Morris

Katie joined St. James’s after completing Pilgrim’s Path with her husband, Whit, in 2010. She is a longtime member and current Chair of the Outreach Committee and has been involved with several other ministries, including the Giving Tree, WomanKind, and children’s Sunday School. You might recognize Katie from shuttling her two young daughters back and forth to the bathroom during services. Katie’s involvement in Outreach at St. James’s helped lead her to her career as Grants and Special Events Coordinator at Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). She is extremely passionate about the
work that both SCAN and St.James’s do in our community. A lifelong Episcopalian and native of Atlanta, Katie likes to share her claim to fame that Father John McCard officiated her wedding to Whit at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Katie’s home church from birth until she left Atlanta for college at Sewanee.

Jennifer Pollard

I was born and raised in Bloomington, MN, and lived there till my family moved to Mobile, AL, my senior year in High School. After three years in Mobile, I moved to Washington, DC, to work for my Congressman, and spent the next seven years working on Capitol Hill. During that time, I graduated from George Washington University and began law school at George Mason. I attended law school at night and worked full time days. From 1986 to 2006 I was a state court prosecutor (Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney) in Alexandria, and then in King George County for about nine years.

In 2017 I moved to Richmond, and from 2017 to 2020 I represented indigent criminal defendants in the City of Richmond and Henrico County. My two children are Tyler, 33, who lives here in Richmond (and made me a grandmother about a year ago), and Madison, 28, an artist who recently moved to San Diego.

Retirement has been busy and joyful, with participation in St. James’s offerings, including Altar Guild, Outreach Committee, Tuesday Readers Book Club, Sacred Ground, and IWC Committee

(although I greatly miss our pre-COVID jazz mass and Wednesday dinner programs). I have enjoyed volunteering at CARITAS and the Real Life organization, babysitting my grandson, playing pickleball, running, reading, and live music at Richmond’s many venues.

Cheryl Redmond

Cheryl Weber Redmond joined St. James’s in 2008. She has since then participated in several mission trips and served on the Mission Committee, taught Sunday School and more recently Confirmation, and currently is a member of the West Gallery Choir.

Cheryl is a registered Nurse and is a member of the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps and has given hundreds of vaccines during the recent health crisis. She is a 2nd grade classroom assistant at Anna Julia Cooper School. Most importantly, she is married to Scott Redmond and mother to Anastasia (19) Mary Stewart (18) and Robbie (13).

Newnie Rogers

Newnie Rogers has been attending St. James’s since moving to Richmond in 1985.  She is a former member of the vestry and has been involved in the church in many ways, including serving as chair of ECW and as a volunteer with WomanKind, the Taste of St. James’s, Mardi Gras for Missions and the Planned Giving Committee.  Newnie is an attorney with Virginia Estate & Trust Law, PLC.

Harry Turton

Harry and his family have been members of St. James’s since 2001. He has served (separately) as 9 am & 11:15 am Usher Chief since 2007.

Harry has worked in the Richmond banking industry since graduating from Florida State University in 1987. He started with Central Fidelity Bank as a trainee, moved to First Market Bank in 2003 and Union Bank and Trust (by merger) in 2010. In 2021 he was named Commercial Real Estate Group President of Atlantic Union Bank (successor to Union Bank and Trust).

He has enjoyed serving his community during his professional career, working with organizations like Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, Bon Secours Health System, Richmond LISC, Freedom House, United Way, Venture Richmond, Rebuilding Together and Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, in board and other capacities.

Harry and his wife Heather were wed in 1996. They have twin 17-year-old daughters – Hampton and Hadley. Harry enjoys tennis, golf, time with family in Hot Springs and White Stone, VA, and FSU Football.

Harry received his M.B.A. from VCU in 1999. He is also a 2001 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond, Center for Creative Leadership 2007, and LEAD Virginia 2016.

Shelton Way

Shelton Way and her then-fiancé Lawton joined St James’s in 2010.

Shelton was baptized and confirmed at St. James’s, and then the couple was married here in 2011. They have since welcomed and baptized three children: Ford (7), Margaret (6) and CeCe (3). Shelton has participated in Pilgrims Path, taught Sunday School, helped to organize Womankind, co-chaired the Feast of St James, volunteered in the nursery, and has served on the Annual Giving committee. She has loved welcoming her children into the St James’s community and is thankful for the wonderful friendships that she has made here.

Work-wise: Shelton studied architecture at UVA & Savannah College of Art and Design. After graduation, Shelton worked as an architectural intern/designer at a firm in Williamsburg (Guernsey Tingle Architects) until she had the kids. Now Shelton works for them as a food supplier/stuff hauler/laundry folder/virtual school manager/bus driver/scheduler.

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