Welcome to St. James'!

St. James' is an open and inclusive church community in downtown Dexter, Michigan. We are currently meeting every Sunday in-person and online via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. and would love to have you join us. Children are welcome in church. We have coffee fellowship after every service.

Our times together in worship, during social gatherings, and in conversations among small groups and individuals are all part of our community life together and help us stay connected to one another and to God. If you are looking for a community of faith that is comfortable with asking questions, willing to experience doubt and faith, and learning to appreciate diversity in our midst, St. James' is for you. St James' is a place of extreme welcome and radical hospitality. Among us are people of great heart, including those suffering addiction and homelessness, restless children, honored elders, surly teens, thoughtful seekers, gays and lesbians, forgiven Christians, hopeless sinners, progressives and traditionalists, and so many more. Absolutely everyone is welcome here. You are wanted, expected, and awaited.

We currently do not have nursery services available.  But children are always welcome in worship services.  Children who have been baptized are also welcome to receive communion. 

Our priest/pastor

The Very Reverend Carol Mader has been the priest at St. James' since 2010.  She was ordained in 1987.  She has served in churches in Indiana and Michigan.  Carol also serves as a part-time academic counselor at Lansing Community College.  She spends much of her free time these days assisting her neurotic rescue dog, Nala (Simba's companion in the Lion King), and working on her Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development.  In her spare time, Carol enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, traveling, and rock hunting. 

If you have a question for Carol, please contact her through the church's e-mail:  [email protected].