Rev. Garrett Rea

Associate Pastor

Originally from Kansas City, I moved to North Carolina to attend Duke Divinity School. In the course of receiving my Master’s of Divinity, my wife, Andie, and I welcomed our daughter, Arden (5) into the world and fell in love with North Carolina.


After graduating in 2017, we moved to Snow Camp where I served my first appointment at Bethel UMC and Center UMC for three years. 


I joined the staff at St. James in July 2020. As the Associate Pastor, I’m passionate about exploring the connection between faith and action through preaching, teaching, and missions.


Outside of ministry, you can find me hanging out with family and friends, obsessively listening to podcasts, reading, or learning the gentle art of jiu-jitsu.