Priest in Charge
Father Kemper and St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cedartown, Georgia began a new ministry together in July, 2015. Kemper was ordained an Episcopal priest by the Rt. Rev’d Robert C. Wright, Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of Atlanta at the Cathedral of St. Philip on June 20, 2015 after completing his seminary formation (MDiv) at the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South. He comes to the church after 30 years’ service as a police officer and Coast Guard Reservist.
You may view Fr. Kemper’s full curriculum vitae here.
Anna Pierce has been Parish Administrator since November of 2014. She graduated from Georgia Highlands with an A.S. degree. She has two children, Jackson and Aniston. As Parish Administrator, Anna manages the front office: producing publications, providing administrative support to the clergy and vestry, and greets visitors to the church. She also serves as Clerk of the Vestry.
I have been a part of the Cedartown community for 20 years. I began working at St. James’ approximately 15 years ago and the church continues to be one of my favorite places to clean! The people of St. James’ have made me feel like part of their family.
I was recruited as the organist for Saint James’ Church in 1971 as a college student. I knew nothing about the Episcopal Church, but what a rewarding journey it has been! I was confirmed and married in the church. The journey continued with the baptism and confirmation of my children. My daughter was married at Saint James’ and returned home for the baptism of her children.
Jean Moore has served as an organist at St. James’ for many years. She brings a wealth of knowledge of traditional hymnody and Scripture from her many years as a member and musician in the Baptist Church.