Clergy & Staff

The Saint James staff is happy to assist you! Whether you’ve been here a year or your entire life, we are committed to serving you, the people of Saint James.

Each of us is called to be a Gospel Witness; for many, this witness is shown outwardly by a religious vocation.

At Saint James, we are fortunate to have several priests and sisters who work daily to bring the joyful message of the Resurrection to all in our community. 

We can be found both in the Rectory at 905 Park Avenue and in the Parish House, which is right next door. Our Religious Education office is in the school at 830 W. Broad Street.

Scroll down to meet our clergy and staff and find their contact information, or if you are looking for a specific group, click one of the following links. You can download a printable current staff directory for future reference.


Priests







Religious Staff

We are blessed to have Sister, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, serving in our parish and school. 

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In the hidden recesses of the human heart the grace of a vocation takes the form of a dialogue. It is a dialogue between Christ and an individual, in which a personal invitation is given. Christ calls the person by name and says: “Come, follow me.” This call, this mysterious inner voice of Christ, is heard most clearly in silence and prayer. Its acceptance is an act of faith.
 Pope John Paul II

Sister Mary Sue Carwile, Principal & Superior of Saint James Convent
[email protected]


Sister Kathryn Teresa Clemmer, Assistant Principal
[email protected]


Sister Regina Rosarii McLallen, IHM, Director
[email protected]


Sister Helen Delores Gilroy, School Office Assistant
[email protected] 


Sister Patricia Healey, School Resource
[email protected]


Sister Karl Ann Homberg, School Librarian
[email protected] 


To learn more about the wonderful IHM community that has served our parish with such dedication and love for many decades, visit their website at ihmimmaculata.org

Rectory Staff

The Saint James staff is happy to assist you! We can be found both in the Rectory and in the Parish House, which is right next door. Our Religious Education Office is in the School. Whether we’ve been here a year (or slightly longer), we are committed to serving you, the people of Saint James. 

Please download our printable current staff directory.

RECTORY OFFICE

905 Park Avenue, Falls Church, Va. 22046
Phone: 703-532-8815Fax: 703-533-7644
[email protected]

Susan Ramsel, Assistant to the Pastor & Office Manager
Appointments with the pastor


Ginny Beauchamp, Records Manager
Sacramental records, baptisms, registrations, address changes and room reservations


Judy Burke, Receptionist
Mass Intentions


YOUTH MINISTRY/ALTAR SERVERS

Fr. John Paul Heisler


PARISH HOUSE STAFF

913 Park Avenuenext door to the rectory (with the wooden ramp)

Rich Blickendorfer, Business Manager
703-532-8815


Kara Rider, Accounting Specialist; Child Protection & Safety Coordinator
703-532-8815


Kathleen Anderson, Director of Development 
703-532-8815 x223
Parish & School development support: Annual Appeal,  Stewardship/Offertory Programs, Faith Direct, BLA, marketing, IRA/Stock Gifts, Endowed Scholarships, Planned Giving and other charitable gift options. 


Tina Doak, Communications Specialist
703-532-8815 x222

Parish communications including bulletin, parish website, church digital displays, and social media


Don Carolina, Director of Music
703-532-8815 x225


BEYOND THE RECTORY

SCHOOL
830 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, Va. 22046
Phone: 703-533-1182; Fax: 703-532-8316
Sister Mary Sue Carwile, IHM, Principal

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
703-533-1182 x104
Sister Regina Rosarii McLallen, IHM, Director