Care & Support

The Pastoral Care Commission encourages all St. John’s members to care for one another as a “pastoring community”and represents groups engaged in active caring ministries for our parishioners.

  • Bereavement Support

  • Health Support Network

  • Special Worship Services

  • Flower Ministry

  • Eucharistic Visitors

  • Mental Health Ministry

  • Fitness & Yoga

  • Meals Ministry

  • The Prayer Chain

  • The Prayer Shawl Ministry

  • Stephen Ministry Crisis Support

  • Sunshine Ministry

  • Blood Drives

  • Neighbor Ride

  • Support to Seniors

Co-Chairs: Doreen Cappelaere and Elisabeth Beekman
Vestry Liaison: Debbie Lieberman

Staff Contact/Pastoral Care Administrator: Denise Schiavone

Clergy Contact: The Rt. Rev. John L. Rabb


Education and Spiritual Growth for Adults

The Adult Faith Formation Commission presents educational opportunities for adults to continue on their faith journeys together and individually.

  • Bible Studies

  • Episcopal Church Studies

  • Sunday Adult Education

  • The Library and Bookstore

  • Special Adult Education Programs

  • Education for Ministry (EfM)

  • Being Episcopalian

  • Adult Confirmation and Baptism

  • The Lenten Meditation On-Line & Wednesday Classes

Group Chair: Lowell Wilson
Vestry Liaison: Nancy McAllister

Clergy Contact: The Rev. Anna Noon, Associate Rector


Education and Spiritual Growth for Children

The Children’s Formation Commission offers educational opportunities for infants through Grade 5.

  • Godly Play

  • Mothers’ Ministry

  • Christmas & Easter Events

  • Communion Classes

  • Sunday School

  • Music for Children

  • Vacation Bible School

  • The Nursery

Commission Chair: Colleen Citrano
Vestry Liaison: Lucia Martin

The Nursery Director: Denise Vesuvio

Clergy Contact: The Rev. Jenni Ovenstone Smith,Senior Associate Rector



Education and Spiritual Growth for Youth

The Youth Ministries Commission oversees the Journey to Adulthood program for grades 6-12 and the College Connections program.

  • Journey to Adulthood Program

  • Breakfast Club

  • Rite-13

  • J2A with youth confirmation and pilgrimage

  • YAC: Young Adults in Church

  • SHY: Senior High Youth

  • DOVE: Discovering Our Vocations Every day

  • College Connections

  • Discovery Weekend

Chair: Kathy Rockefeller
Vestry Liaison: Bruno Reich

Clergy Contact: The Rev. Jenni Ovenstone Smith, Associate Rector


Fellowship and Parish Life

The Parish Life Commission builds a strong and caring internal community by developing bonds of Christian friendship within the parish.

  • Fellowship Through Food

  • The Living Crèche

  • Book Group

  • Quilters and Knitters

  • Fellowship for +55

  • Receptions Committee
  • Episcopal Young Families (EYF)
  • Parish Retreats

Vestry Liaison: Clare Brooks


Ministry to Newcomers

The New Member & Hospitality Commission welcomes and incorporates newcomers.

  • Sunday Greeters
  • Welcome Center
  • New Member Forums
  • Coffee & Doughnut Ministry

Vestry Liaison and Coordinator: George Maestri

Staff Contact: Denise Mogavero





The Mission & Outreach Commission challenges St. John’s to reach beyond its walls to foster caring and compassion for others.

  • Casserole Ministry

  • Rummage Sale

  • Habitat & Dreambuilders

  • The Route 1 Homeless Project

  • Millennium Development Goals

  • Mission Trips

  • Camp Amazing Grace

  • Episcopal Community Services

  • The St. James’ Center

  • The Jamaica Medical Mission

  • Kenya Connect

Chair: Melinda Becker
Vestry Liaison: Rick Conover


Sustaining Our Church 

The Stewardship Commission seeks to sustain our ministries, our beautiful campus, and our planet through the wise use of parishioners’ time, talent, and treasure.

  • What is stewardship?

  • Annual Pledge Campaign

  • Pledge Online

  • Easy Ways to Pay your Pledge: Electronic Funds Transfer, Automatic Bill Pay, Credit Card (St. John's Access ACS), Checks, Cash - Monthly/Weekly or One Time Gifts

  • Buildings & Grounds

  • Budget and Finance

  • Environmental Stewardship: Stewardship of Creation

  • The Technology Committee

  • Planned Giving & Endowment/The Dorsey Society

Stewardship CoordinatorKendle Priestley

Vestry Liaison: Sarah Kocik


Worship & Music

The Worship Commission collaborates with the clergy and Music Director in planning, organizing, and evaluating the corporate, mid-week, and Sunday services.

  • About Our Services

  • Servers in Worship

  • Music and Choirs

  • Altar Guilds

  • Bread Bakers

  • Eucharistic Ministers

  • Baptism, Confirmation, Weddings

Worship Chair: Lowell Wilson
Director of Music: Nancy Stavely
Music Chair: Bob Miller
Vestry Liaison: Nancy McAllister

Clergy Contact: The Rev. Anna C. Noon


See "Opportunities for Ministry" for additional information on ways to get involved and whom to contact.