Staff at Saint James

Kristle Evans, Pastoral Care Coordinator

Kristle joined the staff at Saint James in 2023 as Pastoral Care Coordinator. After retiring from over thirty years in the field of education as a teacher and administrator, Kristle has worked with spiritual formation at Saint James, clinical pastoral education at Penn Medicine, and event planning related to Development at the Lancaster Seminary. Kristle is a member of the Order of the Daughters of the King and most recently completed her certification in Spiritual Guidance from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in 2022. She and her husband Whit were married at Saint James in 1997 and have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. In her spare time, Kristle enjoys reading, gardening, playing tennis, watching sports (Go Heels), and especially being with her grandchildren. Email Kristle.

Michael Good, Organist

Michael Good is the organist at Saint James Episcopal Church in downtown Lancaster. He studied music at Eastern Mennonite University and more recently has studied with Mark Laubach, Sandor Kadar, and Wesley Parrott. Previous church positions include organist at All Saints Episcopal Church, Hanover and Saint Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster; interim organist and choir director at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster.

Matthew Henry, Facilities Manager

Matt is a Lancaster County native and brings over 15 years’ experience to his role at Saint James as head of facilities. A former employee at Willow Valley Retirement Communities and YTI Career Institute, he has acquired a broad range of maintenance and mechanical skills he brings to the care and conservation of our historic buildings and grounds. Matt is a father of two, and in his spare time, loves to hunt, fish and hang out with family & friends. Email Matt.

Chris Keeney, Director of Contemporary Music and Worship Technology
Chris has nearly twenty years of experience as a professional guitarist, music director and recording engineer. In demand as both a performer and teacher, he is currently the lead guitarist at the Fulton Theater, as well as the head of guitar studies at both Franklin & Marshall College and  Lancaster Bible Colleges. Previously, he taught the guitar and recording programs at Albright College, band directed for a number of different churches and has performed for American Music Theater, Prima and many other theater companies, in addition to playing with various bands and artists both regionally and nationally. Chris is also a mixing and mastering engineer, working with various regional recording studios as both an engineer and musician. He currently serves as the Director of Worship and Technology at Saint James. Email Chris.

Nancy LeVasseur, Director of Communication

Nancy brings over 18 years’ experience in website development, copy writing and graphic design to her role as director of communication. She graduated from Clarion University with a bachelor of arts and also holds a certificate in marketing from eCornell. In addition, she attained her internet marketing certification from Hubspot with an emphasis in content marketing, search engine optimization and end-user experience. Nancy also has over eight years experience as an arts administrator and events coordinator. An avid photographer, graphic designer and FAA certified remote drone pilot, she loves using her skills to educate, encourage and help people and organizations tell their story. In her spare time, Nancy volunteers at an equine therapy center and loves to cycle, garden and go on long hikes with her husband John and their adorable Shi Tzu, Grace Note. Email Nancy.

Nicolette Norris, Parish Executive
Nicolette has been a member of Saint James since 1997 and joined the staff in 2015. In her role, she serves as chief operating officer with oversight of personnel, finance and stewardship, buildings and grounds and communications.  She recently served the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania as a member of the bishop's standing committee from 2018-2022 and as a deputy to General Convention in 2022. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she has held key marketing, fundraising and management roles in the arts and education. Nicolette is a lifelong Episcopalian and church musician. She is married to Brad and the mother of 4 adult children. In her spare time, she plays the piano and flute, enjoys studying foreign languages and researching the history of Saint James. Email Nicolette.

Diane Raymond, Godly Play Instructor

Diane has been leading the ministry in Children's Chapel since September 2021. She was trained and certified as a teacher by the Godly Play Foundation in July, 2021. She has been a member of Saint James since 2018. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Bridgewater College, VA and a Certificate in Bible Studies from Lancaster Bible College. She is also educated and trained as an Interior Designer and enjoyed a career helping people decorate their homes for 15 years. Diane grew up in a Mennonite farm and business family in Lancaster County and has lived in the Lancaster area most of her life. She is mother to 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. She is now mostly retired and enjoys playing with her grandchildren, playing pickleball with friends, running and hiking as well as operating an online ETSY shop and exploring art museums and vintage shops where ever she goes.

Kristen Vieldhouse, Parish Office Administrator

Kristen joined the Saint James staff in August 2023 after working for many years in higher education. In addition to her role at Saint James, Kristen continues to work in education and community engagement, serving as the Director of The Good Neighbor Project in Lancaster. Kristen graduated from Cairn University with a bachelor’s in Biblical Studies and also holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Geneva College.  In her spare time, Kristen loves hosting parties, gardening, and traveling. Email Kristen.