St. James’ Clergy

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The Right Reverend Brian R. Seage

The Diocese of Mississippi

10th Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of Mississippi and Interim Rector



The Reverend Seth M. Walley

The Rev. Seth M. Walley is a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. Before his work at St. James’, Father Seth was the Episcopal Chaplain to the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. He also served as Assistant Rector of St. Peter’s in Oxford and Missioner of St. Stephen’s in Batesville. Seth was born on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, growing up in Moss Point, MS. He later attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration.  After college, Father Seth was admitted as a Postulant for Holy Orders by His Grace, the Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray, III, former diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi. Seth attended Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA, and also studied at the Catholic University of America’s School of Theology and Religious Studies in Washington, D.C. While at VTS, Father Seth focused on New Testament studies, focusing on the non-disputed letters of St. Paul, with special emphasis in Galatians, Romans, and First Corinthians. During his spare time, Seth loves to read, cook/grill, and watch Ole Miss Rebel sports.

You may contact Seth at: 601-966-8322 or



The Reverend Abram Jones

Abram recently graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, where he focused on special needs ministry and canonical theology and history. Prior to starting seminary, Abram worked for the Duncan M Gray Camp and Conference Center, where he served in a variety of roles such as Camp Coordinator, Summer EMT, and Nature Permanent Staff. Abram holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South, where he also spent a year as the Design and Production Intern for the Theatre Department. In addition to his responsibilities with the youth of St James, Abram serves the Diocese of Mississippi as a session director for Camp Bratton-Green, as well as on various Diocesan committees. Abram was ordained a deacon on June 9 by the Rt. Rev. Brian Seage, 10th Bishop of Mississippi. Abram and his wife Lucy Kay enjoy reading, board games, kayaking and camping, and hosting group events in their home. Abram and Lucy have a two year old named Maggie.

You may contact Abram at: 769-223-2267 or


The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry