The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: Christ Church Episcopal, Greenwich, CT

The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler is priest-in-charge of Christ Church (Episcopal), Greenwich, CT. He was formerly Director of Mission for the Episcopal Church and a member of the Management Team of the Episcopal Church Center, New York City.

He possesses a passion for mission which has been expressed in a variety of settings. He has shaped leaders for mission as the Dean and President of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and as a Senior Consultant for Trustee Leadership Development.

Educated at DePauw University, Oxford University, Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary, and Christian Theological Seminary, Dr. Lemler has served as a consultant and conference leader to numerous congregations, dioceses, and religious and other not-for-profit institutions. He has given leadership in areas of religion and philanthropy as a founding member of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes and a trustee of and consultant to various foundations.

Dr. Lemler possesses a strong commitment to mission in all dimensions of Church life. His congregational leadership included service at both cathedrals of the Indiana Episcopal Dioceses and as Rector of Trinity Church and President of St. Richard's School in Indianapolis. During his 17 years at Trinity and St. Richard's, he was a leader in ecumenical efforts and urban ministry, including several years as President of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis and the founder of the Episcopal Metropolitan Council. In 1998 he was named a "Sagamore of the Wabash" by the Governor of Indiana. He also served as a University Chaplain at DePauw University.

Dr. Lemler has written in the areas of mission, leadership, spirituality, stewardship, and congregational life and development. He has served the Episcopal Church as a six-time deputy to the General Convention, co-chair of the Standing Commission on the Church in Metropolitan Areas, chair of the Standing Commission on Domestic Mission and Evangelism, chair of the General Convention Committee on Evangelism, and as a member of the Presiding Bishop's Task Force on Seminaries, the 20/20 Task Force, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and the Task Force on Ethics and the New Genetics.

He is married to Sharon Lemler, a Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing, and they are the parents of three high school and college age daughters.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler

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Sermon for the 6th Sunday After Pentecost

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James Lemler is director of mission for the Episcopal Church USA, New York, NY. He was formerly dean of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (Episcopal) in Evanston, Ill.

Sermon for the 2nd Sunday After Pentecost

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James Lemler is director of mission for the Episcopal Church USA, New York, NY. He was formerly dean of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (Episcopal) in Evanston, Ill.

Sermon for the 6th Sunday of Easter

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James Lemler is director of mission for the Episcopal Church USA, New York, NY. He was formerly dean of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (Episcopal) in Evanston, Ill.

Sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Easter

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James Lemler is director of mission for the Episcopal Church USA, New York, NY. He was formerly dean of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (Episcopal) in Evanston, Ill.

Come and Get It

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler is priest-in-charge of Christ Church (Episcopal), Greenwich, CT. He was formerly Director of Mission for the Episcopal Church in New York, NY, and dean and president of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL.

Seeking, Searching, Seeing

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler is Director of Mission for the Episcopal Church USA, New York, NY, and former dean and president of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

Love Poured Out

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler is Director of Mission for the Episcopal Church USA, New York, NY, and former dean and president of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. In this sermon he looks at what Palm Sunday says to the church today.

What Will We Choose?

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler challenges us to choose God, and, in choosing God,  listen to and follow the call that God is giving to us in our personal lives as well as in the life of the church.

God Longs for Us

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler reminds us that are invited to move beyond our fear, beyond our own resistance or shame or guilt or rejection; to move beyond these things to the love, to the grace, to the forgiveness, to the mercy of God.

Changing Your Mind, Bearing Fruit

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler reminds us that through Jesus we are given the opportunity for change and renewal and are called to bear the fruit made possible by God's grace.

You Can't Keep a Good Man Down

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler preaches on Ascension Sunday of the life, hope, and love God has given us in the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus and invites us to share our victory in Christ with others.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler preaches an inspired sermon on the day of Pentecost and calls the church to become ignited by the Holy Spirit for a vibrant life of faith in action.

Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah... Love

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler preaches about the incredible love of God as realized in the Holy Trinity and invites us to share that love with others.

Radio by The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler

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The Rev. Dr. James B Lemler - Day1 Podcast Extra - 2006

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler is Director of Mission for the Episcopal Church USA, New York, NY, and former dean and president of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler - Day1 Podcast Extra

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler, director of mission for the Episcopal Church, shares his personal insights and experiences.