Trinity Episcopal welcomes new Rector James Clement

The Reverend James Marshall Clement

The Reverend James Marshall Clement has been called as the next rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia. He becomes the 26th minister for Trinity with his first service on July 1.

Father Jim grew up in the Low Country of South Carolina. His connection to the Episcopal Church began during those years and has continued all his life.

Father Jim received his bachelor’s degree in history and religious studies from the College of Charleston, as well as a master’s degree in history from its graduate school. He attended seminary at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, U.K. receiving a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Pastoral Studies in conjunction with the University of Leeds. He also received a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin.

During his time as a seminarian, and now as a priest of the Church, he has experienced the faith tradition in many places, especially Wisconsin, Central and Western Illinois, and the United Kingdom. Father Jim previously served as Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kewanee; Canon Assistant to the Dean at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Peoria; and Interim at the Episcopal Church of St. Anne, Morrison. For several years he was a hospice chaplain providing care in Central Illinois. Since 2016 he has guided the parish of the Episcopal Church of St. Peter in Sycamore, Illinois through the interim process.

This is an exciting time for Trinity as we begin a new journey. All are invited to join in welcoming Father Jim to our faith community on Sunday mornings. Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 11 Day St. in Fredonia. For the summer, there is one service beginning at 9:30 a.m. using Rite II.