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The Rev. Shawn Evelyn

Associate for Parish Life

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(202) 347-8766 Ext. 303

Shawn and his wife, who is also a priest, are graduates of Virginia Theological Seminary, so they are already familiar with life in the Washington metropolitan area. Shawn writes:

“I am overjoyed that I will be joining the community of St. John’s, Lafayette Square. I am coming from the Diocese of Chicago where I have served as the Interim Youth Associate for St. James Cathedral and as priest in charge at St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church. I look forward to contributing to the worship experience at St. John’s, and to dreaming with you all about what we can do together. I am excited to be able to work with your youth and young adults and to explore the various ways you reach out to your neighbors and the surrounding communities”.

Shawn is known for thoughtful preaching, dynamic ministry with people of all ages, a passion for outreach, and for being a relationship builder with a deep gift for pastoral care.