Sean Rousseau

While awaiting a parish position from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Reverend Sean Rousseau acts as an Interim Assistant Rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester, Virginia. Reverend Rousseau grew up in Annandale, Virginia, and devoted his life to religious service at a young age. He enrolled at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary-Overbrook in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, in the late 1980s. During his education at the prestigious Roman Catholic seminary, Reverend Sean Rousseau completed a number of internships before receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1991. Reverend Rousseau continued his education at the seminary and earned a Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Systematic Theology in 1994. Later that year, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington ordained Reverend Sean Rousseau to the Diaconate, and he received his priestly ordination in 1995. Reverend Sean Rousseau spent a decade and a half with the Roman Catholic Church, serving as an Associate Priest or Priest at numerous parishes throughout Northern Virginia. An active member of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Reverend Rousseau sat on several committees and held positions with the Diocesan Tribunal, the Diocesan WorkCamp Planning Team, and the Diocesan Capital Campaign. Reverend Sean Rousseau worked diligently to improve his assigned parishes, frequently overseeing important church renovations and launching new ministries. Among his myriad accomplishments, Reverend Rousseau formed a stewardship committee and established a youth ministry at Saint John the Apostle Parish in Leesburg, outfitted church offices with Internet service at Holy Spirit Parish in Annandale, and renovated building exteriors and designed new church furniture for Saint Stephen the Martyr Parish in Middleburg. Reverend Sean Rousseau also worked for five years as Priest at Corpus Christi Mission in South Riding, where he created 38 ministries, increased annual collections from $100,000 to $750,000, and grew the parish community from 150 families to more than 1,150 families. In 2010, Reverend Sean Rousseau left the Roman Catholic Church to serve the Episcopal Church. Reverend Rousseau assumed his current interim position with Christ Episcopal Church in February 2011 and received his priestly ordination two months later.