Meet the Clergy

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Scott Rassbach
In ecclesia Mar Iacomus
Auxiliary Bishop of the United States – Eastern
Prefect for the Congregation of Liturgical Rites
Rector – Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Buffalo Junction, VA

Scott Rassbach was born and raised in the wilds of Wisconsin, among lumberjacks, farmers, hunters and fishermen. His early years taught him the ways of nature and the land. From these earthy beginnings, he developed an abiding interest in the esoteric, religious, and mystic topics of the world.

He spent over a decade residing in Oregon, which he considers his second home state. His ties to Oregon and its religious and spiritual community include Rose Cross Community of the AJC, Estoterika Lodge No. 227, Union Lodge No. 3, Ffynnon Oregon, and various other mystic and estoeric groups.

He has taken and is pursuing degrees in Freemasonry, Martinism and the Ordo Sacrae Flammae. Currently, he serves as Grand Master of the Friary. He’s also something of a scholar on Philip K. Dick, having studied him extensively in college while attaining his Bachelor’s of Science from UW-Madison. He’s also quite fond of H.P. Lovecraft. He is an avid reader, writer, and poet.

He was ordained a priest in the Apostolic Johannite Church on April 7, 2007.

He is currently the Rector of Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Buffalo Junction, Virginia; Prefect for the Congregation for Liturgical Rites, and a member of the Apostolic Council.