Who are we?
Like most churches, St James has a wide range of members. On any given Sunday you will find kids, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, single people and married couples. We include educators, contractors, engineers, nurses, schoolkids, artists, homemakers, doctoral students, retirees and administrators. We come from St James, Smithtown, Stony Brook, Nesconset, Hauppauge, Setauket, Commack, Centereach and further afield. Some of us have lived on Long island our whole lives; others (including the Rector) are newcomers to the area; some are cradle Episcopalians and others have joined us from other denominations.
What brings us together is our desire to worship God, and at the core of our life together is our Sunday morning worship, with its focus on preaching, music and the Eucharist. We enjoy one another's company, whether it's at a social event, a fundraiser, teaching Sunday School, caring for a parishioner in need, participating in committees, working in the Smithtown Food Pantry, in the gardens, or, of course, at coffee hour!
The Rev. Dr. Raewynne J. Whiteley
Christopher Mauro, Warden
Debra LaMano, Warden
Douglas Dahlgard, Treasurer
Alec Douglass, Youth member
Karen Douglass, Clerk of the Vestry
Laurie Mannix, Parish Administrator
Dara Linthwaite, Choir Director
Istvan Dioszegi, Organist