2017 Vestry Nominee: Colin Borgstrom

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My name is Colin Borgstrom and I have been a member of the Saint James’ family since 1994.  My wife Debbi and I have four children: Samantha (18), Sabrina (16), Zachary (12), and Nathaniel (10). Our family lives in Warrenton and I work for Oak View National Bank in Marshall.  

My wife and I move to Virginia from New Jersey in 1994 and were married in Saint James’ parish that year.  Over the years, I have been a part of numerous ministries: stewardship, food outreach, café, and audit committee, culminating in a term on the Vestry in the 2010-2012.  I have also been the church Treasurer in 2013 and 2014.  My family has been very active is establishing the Food for Friends ministry at SJ and using that platform to interact with several local food outreach organizations in Fauquier County.  I am also co-captain of the SJ summer co-ed softball team and current coordinator of the wood ministry for the church.

I am proud to be a part of Saint James’ community and the work that is being done here.  There is a strong movement of the Holy Spirit throughout our parish and church school that is changing lives.  I have seen this in the outreach done outside of our church walls and on the faces of those community members in need that we have helped by providing basic needs (food, warmth, education).

I would love to see the Saint James’ family continue to push forward into more community-based outreach that would allow each parish member the opportunity to experience the Holy Spirit through the act of giving back of the time, talent, and treasure granted to each of us.  I am ready to serve on the Vestry to help guide and shape Saint James’ for this and other missions yet to come.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve!