The Clergy at Saint James

Rev. David W. Peck, Rector
David came to Lancaster in 2008 after serving the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lambeth Palace as his Secretary for International Development. His interest in justice and peace issues continue while he develops new horizons in the parish for education and contemplative prayer. He recently completed sabbatical studies on Mercy in Jerusalem and The West Bank and in 2013 completed a 30-day silent Ignatian retreat at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, PA. He is married to Dr. Cordelia Moyse and they rejoice in their daughter, Theodora. Email Fr. David

Rev. Robert Schoeck, Associate Rector
Rob serves the parish as the Associate Rector and oversees worship, membership, formation, and mission through collaborative leadership with volunteer-led committees. He is a Spiritual Director and is the facilitator of the 11th Step Christian Meditation Group for those who are seeking spiritual growth as part of their recovery. Father Rob graduated from Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) with a BS in Human Services and a M.Div from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Berkeley, CA). He was ordained to the priesthood in 2014 and is originally from the Boston area. He is passionate about pilgrimages and how they form us in walking the way of Jesus. When not on campus, he enjoys spending his time with his wife Rev. Lauren and their son as they continue to explore the beauty and breadth of Lancaster and Central Pennsylvania. Email Fr. Rob

Rev LaurenRev. Lauren Schoeck, Associate for Congregational Care
Lauren serves in a variety of ways at Saint James including baptism and marriage preparation, leading services at Willow Valley and Moravian Manor, serving as chaplain to the Daughters of the King, funeral pre-planning and assisting with children, youth, and family ministries. She has her BA in Elementary Education from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and her M.Div from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Berkeley, CA). She was ordained to the priesthood in 2012 and has served parishes in the Dioceses of Arizona and California before moving to the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. Her favorite activities include watching movies, singing, and playing board games with her husband Fr. Rob, their son, and their bulldogs. Email Rev. Lauren