Clergy

Jim Perra, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Traverse City, MI

Rev. Jim Perra

Rector, Grace Episcopal Church

Jim Perra is the Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City, MI.

Jim Perra comes to Grace from Baltimore, where he served as paramedic with the Baltimore County Fire Department and as a Rector after his ordination in 2014.

Jim and his wife Ari were both born and raised in Kalamazoo, and attended Michigan State University for undergraduate. Jim attended the Seminary of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Somewhere along the line, he picked up formidable tech skills which have came in handy when the COVID-19 stay-at-home order occurred two weeks after his arrival in Traverse City and all worship had to go virtual.

Ari is a clinical psychologist who works locally and previously at the Baltimore VA Center.  At this writing, their son Danny is starting to speak in full sentences and learn ABCs. Both Jim and Ari are excited to be back in Michigan and closer to family.

 

Rev. Anne Hallmark

Canon Missioner, Northern Region

Anne began as the Canon Missioner of the Northern Region in June 2018. She is part of our diocesan staff and will act as advocate and support to each parish in this northernmost part of the diocese.

Anne is a seasoned  parish priest and interim pastor, having served over thirty years in congregations within the Dioceses of Virginia and Chicago. She brings extensive knowledge and experience in congregational leadership to our diocese, having been a proven leader and teacher in areas of organizational change, prayer practice, capital campaigns, and more. She earned her Masters in Divinity from Seabury Western Theological Seminary in 1987.

Staff

Ellen Schrader

Office Coordinator

Jason Hubbard

Choir Director

Kathryn Christian

Director of Grace Harmony

Contract staff

Karin Willman

Organist and Accompanist

Bill Pierce

Treasurer

Ex-officio Vestry Member

Vestry

The vestry provides lay leadership of Grace Church by supporting clergy and staff, creating the mission and vision of the parish, and overseeing financial and property management. New members are elected each year at our annual meeting in January.

Guests are welcome to join our vestry meetings, typically held on the third Tuesday of each month in the parish hall. You may also submit agenda items in writing to vestry leadership. 

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