Meet Our Rector
St. James' welcomed the Rev. Dr. Chad T. Martin as our 25th Rector in June 2022. Fr. Chad came to us from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, where he served as an associate for worship, evangelism, new membership, and Men of St. Martin’s.
Fr. Chad is a graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music (voice), and from Missouri State University, where he received a Master of Music.
Following his call to be ordained, Fr. Chad attended Virginia Theological Seminary, where he received a Master of Divinity in 2009. In May of 2021, he received his Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fr. Chad's wife, Dr. Cinnamon Martin, is a physical therapist originally from New Mexico. Chad and Cinnamon have two young sons, Phoenix and Peri.