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WARDENS & VESTRY

Planning ahead for a bright future

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Wardens are elected by the parish and serve as the chief liaison persons between the parish and the Rector assisting the Church in fulfilling its mission.

Marya DeCarlen, Patricia Anders, Maryann Tapiro, Rick Britton, DeeDee Bedford, Karen Kasper, Joan Gorga, Katharine Newhouse, Geoff Pope, Steve Jencks and Sarah Larson

OUR VESTRY

For 150 Years Saint John’s Episcopal Church has quietly glorified God by serving Gloucester and the surrounding area. As Episcopalians, we trace our identity back to the Roman Catholic Church, from which our spiritual ancestors were separated due to the politics of 16th-century England. Today, while our faith remains rooted in Scripture and the Creeds, we enjoy debating issues that lie beyond those core principles. At Saint John’s we are proud to welcome everyone to the fullness of sacramental worship and parish life.

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KATHARINE NEWHOUSE

Co-Warden - 2024

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PATRICIA ANDERS

Co-Warden - 2024

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SUE LUPO

Treasurer- 2024

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JOAN GORGA

Clerk - 2024

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RICK BRITTON

2024

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GEOFF POPE

2025

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STEVE JENCKS

2025

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DORI MOTTOLA

2025

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DEEDEE BEDFORD

2026

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SARAH LARSON

2026

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MARYANN TAPIRO

2027

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Karen Kasper

2027

At Saint John’s there are two co-wardens who are fully engaged in all aspects of Parish life, including supporting the Rector, trouble-shooting issues and planning ahead to achieve parish goals.

 

As members of the Vestry, wardens prepare the vestry agenda in consultation with the Rector, take turns presiding at the monthly meetings and facilitate the vestry’s leadership and management role with planning and budgeting, leading and organizing events, and communicating with the full congregation. At Saint John’s, wardens are elected each year and have a term limit of 3 years in the same position.  

 

Whenever the parish does not have a rector, the wardens function as the communication link with the diocese, and serve to make provisions for Sunday worship and take responsibility for the administration and maintenance of the congregation’s properties.

Delegates to the 2024 Diocesan Convention
Sue Lupo and Gwen Kopka
Alternate: Katharine Newhouse

 
Delegates to the North Shore Deanery 2024
Rick Britton, Maryann Tapiro, Patricia Anders and DeeDee Bedford

GOD'S GRACE WILL LET US FOLLOW 

Christ's example of dauntless courage

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