The Rev. Kenneth H. Saunders III


Fr. Ken Saunders is our Rector. He is the 17th priest to serve in this role at St. James. He has a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, an Master of Divinity from the University of the South: the School of Theology at Sewanee, TN and is a candidate for a Doctor of Ministry from Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation. Ken has been an Episcopal Priest since 2007, but has served the Episcopal Church in various capacities as both a lay and ordained person his whole life.

Ken's regular office hours are posted on his door (he is typically in the office for "drop-ins" Tuesday - Friday 9am to Noon). His regular day off is Monday. 

You may reach him for Pastoral Emergencies ANYTIME 443.895.9877

A more comprehensive bio for Fr. Ken can be found here... 

Kathy McCrary

Parish Administrator

Kathy McCrary is our Parish Administrator. She as been with St. James since 2016 and handles everything from bookkeeping, keeping track of those serving, helping maintain parish records, to preparing Sunday bulletins. You can find Kathy in the office Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to Noon.

James Winfree, CAGO

Choirmaster and Organist 

Jim has been the St. James Episcopal Church choirmaster and organist for over 24 years. His distinguished career in music includes teaching in the public schools for 25 years, at the Adventist Academy for four years, and for several years he has been an adjunct faculty member at Tusculum College. Jim served as Music Director and accompanist for the Greeneville Little Theater for 25 years and was elected to their Honorary Board of Directors for dedicated service. Jim played the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto in Kingsport and performed the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 with the Knoxville Chamber Orchestra at Tusculum College. He was piano soloist for George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with a local band and has performed organ recitals in various cities throughout East Tennessee. Jim served other churches in the area including the Reformation Lutheran Church in Greeneville for 24 years. Jim is a Colleague of the American Guild of Organists (CAGO) with over 40 years of membership. He served as the Knoxville Chapter’s sub-dean, dean, and chair of its Scholarship Committee. Jim is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University School of Music and Art.