Ministry Teams and Leaders

All of the ministries and activities of St. John’s fall within twelve Ministry Teams. Some of these teams are led by the clergy, some by staff, and some by lay leaders who represent their team on the Vestry (the elected governing body of the church). One of the easiest ways to get involved at St. John’s is to identify an area of the church’s ministry that appeals to you and get involved with that team. Not only does it let you live out your faith in a practical way, it provides a more intimate experience of Christian community.

Below we’ve listed each of the Ministry Teams with a brief description and who to contact if you’d like more information about how to get involved.

lilyThe Welcome and Inclusion Team is designed to help integrate people into the life of the St. John’s community. (More)

This includes the Ushers who greet you on Sunday morning, members who reach out to people who have filled out visitor cards, folks who host newcomer events, and fostering a general spirit in the congregation that is attentive and hospital to anyone who is in our midst. To get involved, contact Claudia Breland at cbreland@gmail.com.

 

leafThe Worship Team includes everyone who is involved in the planning and leading of our worship services. (More)

This includes the Choir that leads the congregation in all the sung portions of the liturgy, the Altar Guild that prepares the altar for communion, the Liturgical Artists who create all the visual components of our worship, the Chalice Bearers who serve communion, and the Readers who lead the prayers and read the scripture lessons. To get involved, contact The Rev. Eric Stelle at rector@stjohnsgigharbor.org.

 

green-leafThe Spiritual Formation Teams are committed to fostering meaningful and authentic spirituality, as individuals and as a community. (More)

We follow the Anglican tradition that honors Scripture, Tradition (the heritage of the church through the centuries), and Reason (an ongoing dialogue that seeks to make sense of our faith in the context of this world we’re living in). Follow the links below for more information on each of three spiritual formation teams.

Nursery: Ages 0 to 3.  Contact Lisa Talbott at lisa@stjohnsgigharbor.org

Children:  Kindergarten to 5th grade. Contact Steven Hinz at children@stjohnsgigharbor.org.

Youth, Middle & High Schoolers. Contact Laura Murray at laura@stjohnsgigharbor.org.

Adults, everybody else. Contact Bryan Scott at bryanescott@gmail.com.

 

lilyThe Fellowship Team fosters a parish culture that simply enjoys relaxing and being with one another. (More)

And a community where genuine relationships can grow. It tends to involve a lot of food!  For more information, contact Jamie Jackson at jamiestratton1956@gmail.com.

 

redThe Pastoral Care Team is a very relational ministry that provides support for one another in all the diverse areas (More)

of our individual journeys. To get involved, contact The Rev. Eric Stelle at rector@stjohnsgigharbor.org.

 

leaf2The Outreach Team seeks to follow God’s heart into the world around us: loving, serving, giving, and transforming what is broken (More)

into places of healing and peace. To learn more about Outreach, visit our Outreach page or contact Tim Koop at tpkoop@live.com.

 

lily2The Building and Grounds Team provides ongoing care for our property. (More)

It’s a great team for the handyman to join! Also part of this team is the Eden Guild which oversees the grounds and explores the distinctive spirituality fostered through gardening and our care of the earth. To learn more about how to volunteer with the essential nuts-and-bolts work that keeps our parish together, contact Brian Kane at briankane00@gmail.com.

 

lily3The Communication Team facilitates the sharing of information within the parish and the wider community. (More)

It includes this website, our Facebook page, parish-wide emails, press releases, and various published materials. To learn about our communications programs, contact Lisa Talbott at lisa@stjohnsgigharbor.org.

 

lily5The Finance Team is headed by the treasurer who oversees the responsible use and reporting of all St. John’s income. (More)

 You can contact our treasurer, Liz Frisino, to learn more about giving and other financial issues at St. John’s at lizfrisino@gmail.com.

 

lily4The Parish Administration Team oversees the practical management of the daily operations of the church.(More)

It is headed by our Parish Administrator, but there are many volunteer opportunities to oversee various tasks. Contact Lisa Talbott at lisa@stjohnsgigharbor.org for more information.