Father Richard Morgan — Priest in Charge
Father Richard Morgan comes to St James’ after serving eleven years as the Rector of Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Richard grew up in Cambridge, UK and studied theology at Cambridge University. Before ordination, he worked as an intern leading youth and children’s ministry and music ministry and then served as a project worker for a centre for homeless people in London’s Trafalgar Square. After seminary at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, he served an Urban Priority Area parish in the West of England and then went to be Chaplain and Music Director at a retreat centre. He served as Rector of two smaller parishes in the Essex countryside and as Associate at a larger Anglican parish in Salisbury before coming to the USA.
Richard and his wife Ruth have four children, three grown and the youngest just about to finish middle school. Richard serves as an honorary canon of Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and as the chair of Philadelphia Theological Institute. Until last year he served as Dean of the Brandywine Deanery.
Parish Administrator – Bookkeeper
Luann McIlvaine joined the staff of St. James’ Church in 1999 as our part time Bookkeeper/Assistant Administrator. In 2004 she took over as our full time Parish Administrator/Bookkeeper. She earned her degree in accounting from Immaculata University and completed the Education for Ministry (EFM) program from the University of the South School of Theology.
Luann lives in Exton with her husband, Pete and daughters, Megan and Breese. When not working, she enjoys spending time in her gardens, reading, cooking/baking and training their two Golden Retrievers, Lucy and Minnie. She is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Exton, the West Whiteland Fire Company where she has been the Treasurer/Bookkeeper since 1990 and the Dog Training Club of Chester County
You may contact Luann by email, or by calling the parish office.
Jim Zeloyle became the organist at St. James’ in September 2018. Jim studied organ with the late Monnie Clark of West Chester, PA, and Dr. William J. Gatens at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Rosemont, PA. Jim was an organist at Saints Simon and Jude Church in West Chester for 29 years.
Jim is employed as a Transportation Assistant with George Krapf Jr. & Sons, Inc., in the Tredyffrin Easttown School District. Raised in West Chester, Jim lives in West Norriton with his husband, Dan and cat, Squeaker. Jim’s hobbies include model trains, gardening and traveling to Italy.
John Eagles retired from Pepperidge Farm after 41 years of service, majority of the time was in the maintenance department. The last twelve years, he was maintenance supervisor.