The Dayspring Initiative – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Father Sean K. Rousseau has 19 years of experience in parish ministry, and has overseen the growth of a community to more than 1,150 families. The Priest-in-Charge of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Haymarket, Virginia, since 2012, Fr. Sean Rousseau has fostered an environment where accountability and mutual responsibility thrive. In addition, the Reverend Sean Rousseau is dedicated to active and conscious participation and communication, and has overseen the expansion of liturgical ministries in the parish.

The oldest Prince William County church in continual service, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church serves the areas of Gainesville and Haymarket. The church is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia’s Dayspring initiative, which seeks to determine how to make the best possible use of Episcopal properties that have been returned to the Diocese of Virginia.

In keeping with the Dayspring endeavor, a number of churches (which include St. Paul’s, Epiphany, St. Stephen’s, Falls Church, and St. Margaret’s) recently met to discuss congregation vitality and growth, and to identify and plan for future challenges.