Worship. Serve. Grow.

The Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista

Javier is a native of the deep South: he was born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador. He and his family moved to the Pacific Northwest when he was ten years old.

He arrived in North Carolina in 2010 to pursue a Masters of Divinity at Duke Divinity School and later completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Anglican Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prior to studying at Duke, Javier worked as a mental health therapist and case manager in Seattle. 

Javier enjoys good fiction, looking over the tree line, and finding common ground in unexpected places. His responsibilities at St. Paul’s vary widely, though he is the primary contact among the clergy for outreach and adult formation ministries. He would love to hear from you, whether you have been at St. Paul’s for a while or recently walked through the church doors.