Religion News: October 2017


Interim Rector Zachary Fleetwood at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ivy announces the appointment of the Very Reverend Zachary Fleetwood as interim rector. Fleetwood retired in 2011 as Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris. Before his time in Paris, he served as rector of St. Peter’s Church in Morristown, New Jersey, Grace Church in The Plains, Virginia, and associate rector at Christ Church, Georgetown, in Washington, D.C.

Since retirement, Fleetwood has served two parishes in transition: St. Peter’s Church in Savannah and St. Columba’s-by-the-Castle Scottish Episcopal Church in Edinburgh. A native Virginian, Fleetwood studied at the University of Edinburgh and holds degrees from the Virginia Theological Seminary, the University of Virginia and Guilford College.

He was ordained to the priesthood in 1988. Fleetwood enjoys travel, bicycling, cooking, music, art, architecture and design. He has been married to Donna Fleetwood for 44 years, and they have a grown son and 7-year-old granddaughter in Paris.

Rev. Jane Sigloh Interim rector at Emmanuel

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood recently announced that Rev. Jane Sigloh is now serving as interim rector. Sigloh received an undergraduate degree from Sweet Briar College, a Masters in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University, and a Masters in Divinity from Yale Divinity School. She was a parish priest in Staunton until her retirement from there in 1998.

After retirement, she served as a chaplain to the House of Bishops, part of the Episcopal Church’s governing body, and a teacher in the Preaching Excellence Program. She’s the author of two books: Like Trees Walking—in the Second Half of Life, was published in 2007. Her latest, Gracious Uncertainty—Faith in the Second Half of Life, will be released this month.

Sigloh and her husband Denny have six children and ten grandchildren.


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