Randolph Alexander named rector of Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, VA

Posted May 20, 2013

After an 11-month search, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill is pleased to announce that it has called the Reverend J. Randolph Alexander, Jr. as its tenth Rector. He will join the congregation on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

Randy Alexander comes to Immanuel from Christ Church in Pelham, NY, an historic church in Westchester County on the Long Island Sound, where he has served as Rector since 2000.  In 2012, he was one of six candidates for Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia.

Previously, Randy served as Priest Associate at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London, England; as Assistant Rector at St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, MD; and as Curate at St. John’s Church in Larchmont, NY. Randy is a graduate of the University of Virginia and General Theological Seminary in New York City.

He is married to the Rev. Patricia Phaneuf Alexander, a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, who serves as Upper and Middle School Chaplain at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. The Alexanders have three young sons: William, Peter and Andrew.

“Immanuel Church on the Hill is a vibrant worship community known locally for the colorful bounty of pumpkins that fills our churchyard the month of October in support of our outreach goals in both Northern Virginia and abroad,” says Senior Warden Constance Kurz. “We celebrate excellence in preaching, worship and music, as well as an abiding love of learning and discussion for all ages, stemming from our deep roots at the seminary. Randy’s considerable gifts as a priest and his broad experience will serve us well as we look forward to ‘heading up the hill’ in 2015 to our second worship space, the new Immanuel Chapel rising on the seminary grounds.”

The Vestry and members of Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill hope the extended Alexandria community will join them in welcoming Randy and his family.  Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill is an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia, affiliated with Virginia Theological Seminary, and its Zabriskie Chapel is located at 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA.