The Rev. Dr. James N. Jacob
Priest-in-Charge at St. Francis Mission
Rev. Jacob is an Episcopal priest licensed in the Albany Diocese and canonically resident in Rhode Island. He has served many churches in Rhode Island and Albany dioceses as Associate and Interim Rector and ‘Visiting Priest’. Before he was ordained, he was a professor of Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island and worked as a scientist at Dartmouth College, Purdue University and Harvard University. He also founded and owned a research laboratory, Organomed Corporation, for discovery research in Cancer therapy. He has an MDiv from Andover Newton Theological School and has an MS and PhD in Organic Chemistry. He has a passion for healing ministry in line with his medical research. He is married to Ninni Jacob, and they have two children and two grandchildren.