Clergy

Father JimThe Rev. Canon James Snell – Rector
Father Jim has served as a priest for over 27 years, more than 20 at Saint Columba.  He was the Dean of the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour in Minnesota prior to coming to us in 1997, and the Rector of a parish in northern California before that.  He has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University, and a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin.  He enjoys working with people in ministry, especially the youth.  His sermons are Biblically based, laced with humor, and timely.  Come and meet him.   (Email Father Jim: fr.jim@saintc.net)

 

The Rev. Phil Berghuis – Curate
Father Phil grew up in the Central Valley near Manteca.  He went to the University of California at Davis and earned a degree in religious studies. After college, he was licensed as a registered nurse and worked for a short time in long term care. He served as head sacristan at and graduated from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in May 2015 with a Masters of Divinity.  Father Phil is excited about pastoral care, worship, preaching, being a part of the community, and teaching about Scripture and the history of the Church. For fun, Father Phil enjoys reading, films, and comic books. (Email Father Phil: fr.phil@saintc.net)