ST. MICHAEL'S CALLS
A NEW RECTOR!
A native of Barbados, The Reverend R. Winston Arthur obtained a Bachelors Degree in History and Politics and an LLB in Law from the University of the West Indies in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Winston also completed the Legal Education Certificate program in 2007 at Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad & Tobago and was admitted to practice law in Barbados and the British Virgin Islands. He most recently lived in the British Virgin Islands where he practiced law as a commercial litigator and served as Executive Director of an International Offshore Trust Company.
Rev Winston followed God's call to ordained ministry in 2011 and became a postulant for Holy Orders in the Diocese of the Virgin Islands in 2013. He obtained a Masters of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria, Virginia where he was appointed by the Dean as a Sacristan of the Immanuel Chapel. He was ordained to the transitional Diaconate on 31st July, 2016 in the Diocese of the Virgin Islands and is now serving at St Paul's as Transitional Deacon. Rev Winston previously assisted at St Paul's Outreach Ministry and currently leads the mid-week Healing Service.
Rev Winston and his wife, Laura, reside in Johns Creek, Georgia with their two children, Symone and Richie.
Message from the Rector Elect
"I am deeply humbled by God's calling to serve as the next Rector of St Michael & All Angels ("SMAA") and blessed to be the pastoral and spiritual leader of this diverse and vibrant congregation. I pray that you join me in refreshing the old and exploring new ways in which we can encounter Jesus Christ, through scripture reflection, worship and evangelism. Laura, Symone, Richie and I are thrilled to be called to serve at SMAA and are very much looking forward to meeting and becoming a part of SMAA's church family."