Rev. Garrett Rea

Associate Pastor

Originally from Kansas City, I moved to North Carolina to attend Duke Divinity School. 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.


My wife, Andie, and I have two fun and curious kids — Arden and Silas — who keep us ever on our toes. Outside of ministry, you can find me hanging out with family and friends, strumming a guitar, reading, or obsessively listening to podcasts.