The Rev. J. Randolph Alexander, Jr.
The Rev. J. Randolph Alexander, Jr. (Randy) is Immanuel’s tenth Rector.
A Virginia native, Fr. Randy is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with High Distinction. He studied at Harvard Divinity School and then earned his M.Div., cum laude, at The General Theological Seminary in New York. His first call was as Curate at St. John’s Church in Larchmont, NY. Next he served as Assistant Rector at Old St. Paul’s Church in Baltimore, MD, followed by being Assistant at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London, England. He then served as Rector of Christ Church in Pelham, N.Y. During his thirteen years there, he was a Trustee of the Diocese of New York, a member of the Disciplinary Board, and a member of the Congregational Support Plan Committee.
Fr. Randy is married to the Rev. Patricia Phaneuf Alexander, a 2001 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, who is currently Rector of St. Dunstan’s Church in Bethesda, MD. The Alexanders have three sons: William, Peter, and Andrew, and two feisty dogs. He is a student in the Doctor of Ministry program at Virginia Seminary, and he serves our Diocese as Chair of the Committee on Priesthood, a member of the Commission on Ministry, and Dean of the Alexandria Region of the Diocese. He was previously a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, and a Deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
Randy’s prayer is that Immanuel may be, more and more, a place where we celebrate together the grace, forgiveness, and abundant life offered to us by Jesus Christ.