It is with great joy that the Session of St. Giles announces that we have hired the Rev. Dr. Susan Rose to serve as our Interim Minister for a period of one year starting November 1, 2023. Susan comes to us after serving as Parish Associate at Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine for the past 5 years.
Susan will serve St. Giles in a Part-Time manner, preaching, leading worship, providing Pastor Care as well as Session and Staff leadership.
Rev. Jessi Higginbotham joined our staff as Parish Associate in January of 2020. Jessi was born in Jacksonville and raised in Orange Park, Florida as a member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church.
Jessi attended Florida State University and remains an avid Seminole fan. After undergrad, Jessi attended Columbia Theological Seminary, she graduated in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity and was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. on June 28, 2009 at St. Giles Presbyterian Church.
Jessi and her husband, Wil, have been married for 4 years and are parents to Violet and Liam.
Mrs. DaLawanda (Dee) Dumas joined the team at St. Giles in 2020 as our Office Manager. Born in East Chicago, Indiana, Dee moved to Orange Park in 1998 with her husband, Harrold and her two children Diamond and Drew.