St. James Staff

The Rev. Rowan  Larson

The Rev. Rowan Larson (they/them) became Rector of St. James in January of 2024. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary (NYC), Rev. Rowan previously served at churches in Newton and Cambridge in the Diocese of  Massachusetts. Rev. Rowan married their wife, Kelsey Larson (she/her), in Ennis, MT in 2019. When Rev. Rowan is not at St. James, they can most likely be found at their barn in Manhattan with their dressage horse, Ramsey, a 17.1 hh Shire/Friesian cross. Rev. Rowan also enjoys reading, fiber arts, fly fishing, and hiking.

Emerson Martz

Parish Administrator

The Rev. Connie Campbell-Pearson

Organist and Music Director
The Rev. Connie (she/they) is currently the Music Director at St. James. She began playing for churches and singing in the choir as a teenager;  and has always been part of a music ministry in any church she has attended. Connie studied music at the University of Northern Iowa and is trained in classical as well as gospel music. As a deacon, she is deployed to Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Manhattan and their wife, The Rev. Roxy, is deployed to St. Marks in Big Timber. When Connie is not at the church, you can find them at the hospital working as a chaplain, working on a diocesan committee, teaching in the School for Deacons or singing in the Bozeman Symphonic Choir.

The Rev. Greg Smith

Priest Associate
Father Greg Smith is originally from Twin Bridges Montana, where he grew up on a ranch. He attended Carroll College and then moved to Rome to go to seminary. After five years in Rome (and two theology degrees later) he was parish priest at the Cathedral of Saint Helena for eight years before taking a leave of absence to get his masters in counseling psychology. He became an Episcopalian in 2014 and was received as a priest in 2015. He is now the Priest Associate at Saint James and is also a practicing psychotherapist. He’s the proud husband of Ken and they are the dads of their dogs, Dexter and Phyllis.

The Rev. Valerie Webster

Priest Associate
The Rev. Valerie Webster (she/her) is delighted to be sharing in the ministry of St. James in her semi-retirement. Rev. Valerie was previously the Associate Priest at All Saints in Big Sky. She currently serves as the  Ecumenical & Interreligious Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Montana, as the Vice-President  of TEC's Episcopal Diocesan Ecumenical & Interreligious Officers Board, and is the
Moderator of the Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association. She is also a trained spiritual director. 

St. James Vestry

Senior Wardens: Dick and Mary Nauman
Junior Warden: Michael Harney
Treasurer: Cindy Shewey
Clerk: Connie Cox-Young
Vestry Members: Laura Catlin, Judi Farrington, Steve Exley, Frances Graham, Leslie Piercy, Jessica Wilson, Wendy Wilson