The Rev. Jim Popham - Interim Priest-in-Charge
Jim became our interim priest-in-charge on September 1, 2010. before joining us, he spent three years at Christ Church in Calgary, first as a minister of congregational growth and development, and after ordination in November, 2008, as assistant curate. He is especially excited to bring his knowledge and experience in congregational growth and development to Holy Nativity. Jim is a transplant from the U.S. Born in New Orleans, Jim spent his prior professional life as a lawyer there and in Washington, D.C.
Jim is married to the Rev. Jo Popham, who serves as priest-in-charge at St. Andrews Anglican Church in northwest Calgary. Before entering seminary together in 2002, Jim and Jo handled copyright royalty litigation for the Motion Picture Association of America and conducted a retreat ministry at their home on Cherry Island on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Together they have five children and two (soon-to-be three) grandchildren, now scattered from coast-to-coast and border-to-border in the U.S. Jim and Jo also conduct marriage preparation courses in the Diocese of Calgary.
Jim is a committed Anglican and knows the Gospel is, indeed, the good news of Godís reconciliation with humanity and creation. And, for Jim, the Anglican way, rooted in scripture, expressed in tradition, and nurtured by reason, offers a ready path for spiritual growth and, moreover, to bringing Godís kingdom alive among us.
Your questions and suggestions are always welcome.
Phone: (403) 278-0001
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