Thursday, November 26, 2015


The Right Rev. Eric Vawter Menees

Bishop of San Joaquin

Bishop Menees is the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin


The Very Rev. Carlos Raines

Dean of Saint James’ Cathedral

The Very Rev. Carlos Raines graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto. He was ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon and served as Vicar of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Florence, Oregon and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Gardiner, Oregon. Since coming to St. James Cathedral in 1998, Dean Raines is re-vitalizing the Cathedral congregation through the introduction of solid discipleship programs, healing ministry and outreach to the local community and abroad through missionary and service work. Dean Raines is married to Carol Raines and they have four grown children.

The Rev. Dale E. Matson

Associate Priest.

Fr Dale is the chief contributor to the official blog for the Diocese of San Joaquin (Soundings), and former Vocations Officer for the Diocese.

Deacon Melinda Barrow

Director of  ”Least of These” Ministries

Least of These Ministries feeds, clothes and shares the Gospel with homeless and local residents two days each week in response to Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:35-40 [ESV]

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Deacon Anna Hearn

Deacon Anna teaches at Central Valley Christian Academy and serves each week at the Least of These dinners.