J. Randolph Alexander, 2000-2013
The Rev. J. Randolph Alexander, Jr. (Randy) served as 14th Rector of Christ Church from 2000-2013. He was called in 2013 as Rector of Immanuel-on-the-hill Church in Alexandria Virginia. tenth Rector. During his thirteen years at Christ Church, he also served as a Trustee of the Diocese of New York, a member of the Disciplinary Board, and a member of the Congregational Support Plan Committee.
A Virginia native, Fr. Randy is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with High Distinction. He studied at Harvard Divinity School and then earned his M.Div., cum laude, at The General Theological Seminary in New York. His first call was as Curate at St. John’s Church in Larchmont, NY. Next he served as Assistant Rector at Old St. Paul’s Church in Baltimore, MD, then as Assistant at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London, England.
He is married to the Rev. Patricia Phaneuf Alexander, a 2001 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, who is currently Chaplain to the Upper and Middle Schools at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. The Alexanders have three sons: William, Peter, and Andrew, and two feisty dogs. Fr. Randy is a student in the Doctor of Ministry program at Virginia Seminary, and he serves our Diocese as Chair of the Committee on Priesthood, a member of the Commission on Ministry, a member of the Standing Committee, and a Deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.