The Reverend Canon Win Lewis, A.B., M.Ed., M.Div. (Cum Laude)
Canon Lewis joined the staff as Time Certain Rector on September 15, 2010. In November 2014, he was named Rector of Christ and St. Luke’s.
A native of Westchester, New York, Canon Lewis is a graduate of William and Mary (A.B., M.Ed.) and the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He has also studied at St. George's College, Jerusalem, and completed the Residency Program in Pastoral Psychotherapy through the Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services as well as the Servant Leader Formation Program which trains parish consultants.
Prior to being appointed as Rector of Christ and St. Luke's, Canon Lewis served as Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Southern Virginia (2003 – 2010). In this capacity, his portfolio included overseeing clergy and parish transitions in ordained leadership, the ordination process, crisis intervention and leadership development, the Fresh Start Program for clergy in transition and parish consultants. Nationally, he has served as Convener of the Transition Ministry Conference. Presently, he sits on the advisory board of the Interim Ministry Network. Canon Lewis was also a nominee for Bishop of Northern California and Bishop of Virginia.
He is a noted workshop leader in the areas of prayer and spirituality, as well as congregational and organizational leadership and redevelopment. Canon Lewis has served a number of churches and offices in the Diocese of Southern Virginia. He was the founder of the Spirituality Commission for the diocese, which introduced the practice of spiritual direction into the general ministry of the diocese.
Canon Lewis is married to Cathy Midkiff Lewis, a local radio and television broadcaster and civic leader. They have one daughter, Anna, who recently finished Graduate Studies at the Unviersity of St. Andrew's, Scotland.
The Reverend Fr. Grant Stokes
The Reverend Fr. Grant Stokes is the Assistant Rector and is a native of Greenville County, South Carolina. Fr. Grant received a BS in Religion from Gardner-Webb University and a Master of Divinity from the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee). Fr. Grant joined the staff of Christ and St Luke’s as a transitional deacon on June 1, 2013 and was ordained to the sacred order of priests on Holy Cross Day, 2013.
The Reverend Sue Crommelin-Dell
For many years, prior to entering seminary in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Reverend Sue Crommelin-Dell was a psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst in private practice. She is a licensed child and family therapist. Sue is an accomplished spiritual director who had an office in the old Guild House at Christ and St Luke’s, a parish building that was torn down about five years ago. She has served on the faculty of the Richmond Hill "Ruah" School of Spiritual Guidance. While in Cambridge, Sue became closely associated with the Society of St. John the Evangelist, a religious order of the Episcopal Church, off Harvard Square. She now serves as Adjunct/ Assisting Clergy at Christ and St. Luke’s Church. She lives in the Ghent area of Norfolk, with her husband Paul Dell.
Sue offers by appointment a contemplative space in which to have such conversations in an office located on the second floor at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in West Ghent (1009 W Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23507).
The Reverend Jess Stribling
Fr Jess Stribling has been with Christ and St. Luke's since 2006, first as an assisting priest and, since 2011, as an adjunct clergy at the seven o'clock Thursday morning Eucharist. After serving parishes in northern Virginia and simultaneously practicing law in Washington, D.C., he and his wife, Miriam, retired to Hampton Roads in 2002 to be near their daughter and her family.
The Reverend James W.H. Sell, Rector Emeritus