Our 2019 Officers and Vestry


Patrick Armstrong, Ministry Coordinator


Patrick lives in Dublin with his wife and four sons who keep them very busy! He has been a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Peterborough for about four years.. Prior to living in Dublin, Patrick lived in Keene and attended St. James, and in fact two of his sons were baptized here.  Patrick also works in the evening at the Cheshire Medical Center. Patrick staffs the office  Tuesday - Friday from 10-2.


Walt Sayre, Director of Choirs, Organist


Walt Sayre started his musical career in the New York metropolitan area, earning both bachelor and master of music degrees from Manhattan School of Music. He has been the director of music at St. James since July 2007 having retired from a 36-year career teaching music in New York, New Jersey, and New Hampshire. Professionally, Walt has been featured on piano, organ, trombone, and voice. His popular music has been influenced by such greats as Bill Evans, Urbie Green, Nat King Cole, and Billy Joel. He has performed extensively throughout New England for over 40 years.


Vanya Vitous, Custodian


My name is Vanya from Swanzey, and I'm a jack of all trades working mainly in the Spofford area. Cleaning is something I believe I do well and I am happy to take this opportunity to clean for St. James, which does so much for the community. I am also happy to work with some really wonderful people here. I will do my part in efforting to make St. James a beautiful church! 


Robin Blais, Bookkeeping and Records Assistant


Robin handles the nuts and bolts of our day to day finances by cutting checks, filing bills, inputting financial data and overseeing payroll.


Holly Farrar, Thrift Shop Coordinator


Holly started at the Thrift Shop as a volunteer in October of 2015. She had been a customer of the shop since the early 1990’s. She became an employee in May of 2016.