About Sean Rousseau

Reverend Sean Rousseau, an Interim Assistant Rector at Christ Episcopal Church in 
Winchester, Virginia, joined the Episcopal Church in 2010 and received his priestly 
ordination in April 2011. Boasting 15 years of experience as an ordained Roman Catholic 
priest, Reverend Rousseau attends to a variety of responsibilities at the thriving 
Winchester parish. Reverend Sean Rousseau aids in developing and coordinating the 
church’s Christian education programs and serves as a valuable resource for new members 
as they acclimate to parish life. In addition to counseling parishioners and 
participating in community outreach efforts, Reverend Rousseau officiates funerals, 
weddings, and baptisms. Moreover, Reverend Sean Rousseau preaches and plays an active 
role in a variety of other diocesan activities.
 
Educated at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary-Overbrook in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, 
Reverend Sean Rousseau holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Divinity 
with a Concentration in Systematic Theology. Reverend Rousseau participated in numerous 
internships while completing his formal education, spending time at the Saint Mary Star 
of the Sea Parish in Key West, Florida; Montgomery County Correctional Facility in 
Norristown, Pennsylvania; and several other institutions. In 1994, the Catholic Diocese 
of Arlington ordained Reverend Sean Rousseau to the Diaconate, and he became a priest 
one year later.

During his 15 years with the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Reverend Sean Rousseau 
held a number of positions and served at several parishes in Virginia. In his capacity 
as a Notary for the Diocesan Tribunal in Arlington, Reverend Rousseau assisted judges 
with Declarations of Nullity; additionally, he spent three years as an Adult Coordinator 
for the Diocesan WorkCamp Planning Team. A valuable member of the Catholic Diocese of 
Arlington, Reverend Sean Rousseau sat on the Diocesan Diaconate Formation Program 
Committee and the Diocesan Technology Committee. Reverend Rousseau acted as a Priest 
at Corpus Christi Mission in South Riding immediately before his departure from the 
Roman Catholic Church; among other accomplishments, he expanded the 150-family parish 
into a flourishing community of 1,150 families in five years. 
 
Reverend Sean Rousseau plans to obtain a position in a parish of the Episcopal Diocese 
of Virginia in the near future.
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