The Rev. Cameron Randle is an Episcopal priest and recovering music industry executive. Since 2011, he has served as Rector of The Churches of St. George’s Parish, on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. From 2008-2011, he was Associate Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Hollywood, CA.
Cameron was born in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri but reared in Southwest Kansas, near the Oklahoma/Texas panhandle. He describes his early faith tradition as ‘Baptecostal’.
In the mid 1970’s, Cameron was introduced to the Episcopal Church as an undergraduate by a professor at Oral Roberts University. A decade later, he was confirmed by the Bishop of Oklahoma while attending St. Aidan’s, a predominately African American congregation on Tulsa’s historically segregated North Side.
Cameron earned a B.A. in history and English literature from Oral Roberts University; a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale; a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law and a Certificate in International Human Rights Law & Practice from The University of London (The London School of Economics).
He has undertaken professional studies at Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation, Vanderbilt Divinity School and Yale Divinity School.
Prior to ordained ministry, Cameron was a personal manager for recording artists, then a senior label executive for Arista Records and The Walt Disney Company’s Hollywood Records.
Along the way, he has lived in Tulsa, Dallas, Nashville, New Haven, Los Angeles and Austin, where he was founding president of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammy Organization).
After seminary at Yale, Cameron completed Clinical Pastoral Education training as a chaplain in the addiction and dual diagnostic division of Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut. He remains committed to ministering to those in recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.
Ordained to the diaconate and to the priesthood in 2009 in the Diocese of Los Angeles by The Rt. Rev. Sergio Carranza, retired Bishop of Mexico, Cameron has long been a proponent of multicultural ministries.
He is presently serving a third term on the Executive Board of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. He is a member of Repairers of the Breach, a diocesan group devoted to racial reconciliation; a member of the Addictions & Recovery Commission and a member of the Mission Network and Church Planting Task Force.
Cameron is married to Angelica Garcia-Randle, Diocesan Missioner for Latino Ministries on the Eastern Shore. Their daughter, Angelica (Angie) Garcia, lives in Richmond and is a recording artist whose self-penned debut album was released last year on Warner Bros. Records. Cameron and Angelica are also the parents of Finnegan & Cash, two unanticipated feline adoptees.
You can contact The Rev. Cameron Randle directly at CRandle@easternshorechapel.org.