Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell began serving as co-pastor of Warwick UCC in January 2018. He was previously the pastor of St. John United Church of Christ in rural St. Clair, Missouri. He was a seminary intern at Bethesda United Church of Christ in Bethesda, MD, and also served internships with Plymouth UCC, Des Moines, IA; New Church UCC, Peoria, IL; and the Washington Office of the UCC. James serves on the board of directors of the Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society and the UCC Historic Council. He was ordained at The United Church + Die Vereinigte Kirche in Washington, DC in 2011. He has a BA in theatre history from Illinois State University and master of divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. He also did a year of theological studies at Pacific School of Religion. A bivocational minister, he also works in fundraising at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and previously worked with the Human Rights Campaign, Interfaith Alliance, Washington International School, and The George Washington University. James is delighted to be serving among the wonderful people of Warwick UCC, and is excited to explore the amazing things God has in store for this open and affirming, multiracial and multicultural community of faith.