The Rev. Molly F. James, Associate Priest, holds a PhD in Theology from the University of Exeter (UK). She holds a Master’s of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Tufts University. She was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2005. She has served as a hospital chaplain and a parish priest. She currently serves on the Bishop's Staff for as the Dean of Formation.
Molly has also been involved in the diocesan witness to challenge violence and assists in maintaining a website of resources on violence (http://www.challengingviolence.org/) that came to the diocese in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.
She is also a member of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and its working group on gun violence. She is an adjunct professor at Hartford Seminary and the University of St. Joseph, focusing on ethics and pastoral care. Her doctoral research focused on suffering and grief. Her work, With Joyful Acceptance, Maybe was published in 2013 by Wipf and Stock. Molly has served as a deputy to General Convention. She serves as co-chair of The Young Clergy Women Project (an ecumenical organization of clergy women under 40) and on the board of the Society of Scholar Priests. As Molly is often elsewhere on Sundays, she is most regularly at Grace for weekday Masses, and is usually joined by family on Tuesday evenings.
Molly is married to Reade James who is a mechanical engineer at Pratt & Whitney. They live in West Hartford with their daughter Katherine (born in 2010), son Halsted (born in 2014), and black lab Lars.