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.