WARDENS & VESTRY

Planning ahead for a bright future

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.

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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KAREN KASPER

Co-Warden

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ELLEN SIBLEY

Co-Warden

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JOAN GORGA

Clerk

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SUE LUPO

Treasurer

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GEOFF POPE

Assistant Treasurer

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BILL MELVIN

2021

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TOM CHMURA

2021

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DORI MOTTOLA

2021

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DEE DEE BEDFORD

2022

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PATRICIA ANDERS

2022

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ERROL SMIKLE

2022

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KATHARINE NEWHOUSE

2023

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CAROL ANN ZAPUSTAS

2023

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JANE WARD

2023

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 2020 Diocesan Convention
Rick Britton & Geoff Pope

 

Delegates to the North Shore Deanery 2020
Rick Britton & Lynn Runnells

GOD'S GRACE WILL LET US FOLLOW 

Christ's example of dauntless courage

St. John's
Episcopal Church

48 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

At Saint John’s we are proud to welcome everyone to the fullness of sacramental worship and parish life.

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