The Rev. James H. Easter


Jim Easter was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in New York State.  He attended and was graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. While at Bowling Green he met and married Colleen Irish  between semesters their senior year. Jim served in the Army after graduation as a tank crew instructor with the 3rd Armor Division. Eventuall he transferred to flight training and became an Army Aviator where he served and flew in Korea for 1 1/2 years. After his discharge in 1956 he worked in the furniture business for about 40 years as a sales rep until his retirement in 1995.

During this time, Jim felt Called to become a permanent Deacon. He began is studies n 1961 and was ordained in 1968 at St. George’s here in the Village. He began his work as a Deacon at St. George’s and, after time at both St. Augustine of Canterbury and St. James, came to All Souls’ in 2004.  Along with his pastoral care at All Souls’ Jim has been actively involved with Habitat for Humanity for several years.

Jim and Colleen have two sons, Eric and Matthew; two grandsons, John and Seth; and one great grandson, Eden.

Jim’s interests include several water sports – white water rafting, ocean kayaking and scuba diving (was a scuba instructor for many years)

Colleen and Jim have been married 61 ½ years