St. Raphael's by the Sea Church Staff & Leaders

  • J. Alice Marcrum

    J. Alice Marcrum

    Reverend Marcrum is an orthodox priest focusing on bringing the Word to people of all walks of life. She is especially gifted in preaching, pastoral care and healing ministry. Her ministry for the Lord has taken her from the soup kitchens of Chicago to the remote mountain villages of Uganda. Wherever she has gone, she has shared the love of God for all . As Rector she has opened the doors of Saint Raphael's by the Sea Church to be a place of radical hospitality and healing. The Holy Spirit led Pastor Alice on an ecumenical spiritual journey that brought her to the Anglican Church over 25 years ago. It was there, in the beautiful and meaning filled Anglican liturgy, that Pastor Alice felt she could best serve her Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. As a member of the Anglican Church, Pastor Alice was called by the community of believers to serve in ordained ministry as a priest. Prior to her call to Saint Raphael's by the Sea, she served the Church as a transitional deacon at St. James Cathedral in Chicago, the Vicar of St. Dunstan's in Chicago; as Assistant Priest of St. James the Less in North Brook, IL; as Assistant Rector at St. John's in Naperville, IL; as Associate Pastor at the Church of the Resurrection in West Chicago, IL, and the Rector of Saint Raphael's Church on Fort Myers Beach. She has a BA in Theater and English from Florida State University, and a Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Seminary. You can e-mail Alice at [email protected] or [email protected]