This is a website about the art of Johannes Adam Simon Oertel (1823-1909) that is displayed in St. James Episcopal Church in Lenoir, North Carolina. An Episcopal clergyman and artist, Oertel served this church from 1869-1974. This website is intended to increase appreciation and understanding of his art. Thanks to assistance from the St. James Archives Committee, Ethan Lindsay created this website beginning in the Fall of 2016. Please see the featured exhibit, the main part of the website.