Meet Our Associate Rector
Rev. Julia Messer grew up in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. She is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College. She attended Virginia Theological Seminary and graduated in May 2010. She was ordained as a deacon in June 2010, and to the priesthood in December 2010. In the summer of 2010, she was called as Assistant Rector of Emmanuel in Kempsville. She later became their Associate.
In the diocese, she has served as a chaplain for youth weekends, a trustee for Jackson-Feild Home and the Ridley Foundation, and a member of the Young Adults Commission. Growing up she spent her summers at Camp Kanuga where she was a camper, counselor and finally a camp chaplain. She has also served as a camp chaplain at Camp Chanco.
Julia says “Leading a healthy life in mind, body, and spirit is important to me. I am a novice golf player, avid reader, yet the art of cooking still remains a mystery to me.”