Clergy & Staff
St. James Episcopal Church
The Reverend Kim Hardy
The Rev. Kim Hardy came to Vermont from Massachusetts in 2016. She has served parishes as Rector, Interim Rector, and Priest in Charge in the Dioceses of Rochester and Massachusetts and for several years served as Director of Administration and Liturgy for the Clergy Leadership Project, Trinity Wall Street, New York. From 2006 to 2016 she also served as Celtic Liturgy Coordinator at All Saints Parish, Brookline, MA. Amma Kim holds a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from Ithaca College. Before being ordained, she was a professional musician. She currently serves as Chair of the Liturgy Commission of the Diocese of Vermont. Amma Kim is Director of Holy Hikes- Vermont and Anam Cara Sojourners, a collaboration between parishes and Christian faith traditions that explores Celtic Spirituality. In 2024 she hopes to facilitate a seventh Celtic Pilgrimage to Ireland. For information about the upcoming 2024 Pilgrimage, see this link. She welcomes you to St. James and hopes you will find a spiritual home with us.
The Reverend Deacon Dave Ganter Deacon
Experiences such as refugee sponsorship during his thirty-plus years as a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Johnson City, New York helped form Dave's path to becoming a deacon. He completed a clergy formation program organized by Bexley Hall Seminary and the Diocese of Central New York where he was ordained a deacon in 2005. He and his wife, Fran, moved to Vermont to be near grandchildren. He has served as a deacon at St. Matthew's, Enosburg Falls, and, starting in 2011, at St. James, Essex Junction. Education and employment have been in the areas of financial planning, computer programming, and systems integration - mostly with IBM Corporation. His main activities at St. James are in the areas of outreach and pastoral care. Dave is active in the Essex-Jericho-Underhill Ecumenical Ministry group that runs the Jericho food shelf. His emerging interest is in low cost housing and "Housing First" initiatives.
Minister of Music
After graduating from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania with degrees in music and education, Carol taught music at Cedar Crest College and in public schools in Pennsylvania and Vermont. In addition to being the founder and conductor of the Colchester Community Chorus for the past thirty one years, she has been a professional accompanist for choral groups and instrumental and vocal soloists in Burlington and surrounding areas. She has also served as organist, choir director, and director of music in the Episcopal Church for over 50 years and is currently here at St. James Episcopal Church in Essex Junction.