WELCOME TO SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH

Welcome to St. John's Church, Lafayette Square—a vibrant historic Episcopal church located across from the White House. We invite you to join with us for worship, Christian fellowship and outreach.

History

From our organization as a parish in 1815 to today, St. John's Church has provided a powerful symbol of faith in the heart of our nation's capital.

Mission

At St. John's, we believe Christ is calling us to be a renewed church in a changing world. In worship, education, parish life, and social action, we seek to expand our horizons by serving God by loving one another.

Clergy, Staff, & Vestry

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Directions & Parking

Located at the corner of 16th and H Streets in Northwest Washington, St. John's is near the McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro stations. Limited street parking is available; free valet parking is offered for certain hours.
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Congratulations to St. John’s New Vestry Members

Paul Barkett, Senior Warden

Paul Barkett

Senior Warden

A member of St. John’s Church since 1984, Paul has served as junior warden since 2018 and previously served on the Vestry from 2005 to 2007 and as warden from 2007 to 2012. Over the years, Paul has served as a crucifer, lay reader, chalice bearer, Lay Eucharistic Minister and as a member of the Church Growth Committee, the Flower Committee and the Music Advisory Committee. Paul is a past chair of the Flower Committee, and most recently a co-chair of the Bicentennial Planning Committee. Paul currently serves on the Human Resources Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

Paul earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The George Washington University and is employed as the Director of Administration at Christ Church, Georgetown Parish.

Clark Ervin (2)

Clark Ervin

Junior Warden

Clark has been a member of St. John’s since 2001. Over the years, he has served on the Vestry, as a lay reader, a member of the Capital Campaign team, a member of the Stewardship committee, a member of the Rector Search Committee, and as the coordinator of the speaker series. He earned undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard, and a Master’s degree from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He is married to Carolyn Harris, and they have a 15 year-old daughter, Callie.

The former Inspector General of the State Department and the Homeland Security Department, Clark is a partner in the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs, specializing in government investigations and national security-related lobbying.

Scott Raab

K. Scott Raab

Vestry (Unopposed)

K. Scott Raab is a lifelong Episcopalian, who has been a regular attendee and member of St. John’s since 2001.  Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Scott moved to Washington, D.C. to attend George Washington University.   He married Katherine Raab at St. John’s in 2013, and his two daughters were baptized in the church as well.  He is a frequent reader at the 7:45 a.m. service and a regular parishioner at the 9:00 a.m. service.  He was appointed to fill an unexpired term in February of 2020. 

Scott has worked in various roles on Capitol Hill, including in leadership roles for more than twenty-one years for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. 

Krista Bradley (1)

Krista Rimple Bradley

Krista Rimple Bradley and her husband Larry Bradley joined St. John’s in 2009. She has sung in the Parish Choir, participated as a J2A facilitator, and co-hosted Parish lunches. She currently helps co-lead the Sacred Grounds program and serves as a small group facilitator.

Raised as a Presbyterian, Krista’s path to St. John’s and The Episcopal Church started when she was invited to an Episcopal church service by a friend and was moved by the sermon, music, and liturgy. Only afterwards did she realize that she had been walking past “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You” sign for St. Thomas’ Parish, a block from her Dupont Circle apartment, for nearly six months. When she finally visited that church, she was greeted by The Reverend Jim Holmes, its newly installed rector and the former assistant rector at St. John’s. At. St. Thomas’, she sang in the choir, served on the hospitality committee, was confirmed and received, married her husband, met close friends who eventually invited her to St. John’s, and served as a member of the Vestry and the Rector Search and Transition committees.

Krista has worked in arts and culture and philanthropy for most of her career, having held senior positions for opera companies, performing arts centers, and regional foundations. She is the Director of Programs and Resources for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, the national service organization for the live performing arts. Krista sings with the Thomas Circle Singers and serves as Co-President of her college alumni class. She received her B.A. degree in Literature from Brown University. She is honored to be nominated to the Vestry, and regardless of the outcome, she looks forward to continuing to support the ministry of hospitality, music, and the Sacred Grounds program.

Wendy Fibison (1)

Wendy Fibison

Wendy and her late husband Samuel J. Watson joined St. John’s Church more than 30 years ago, and she has been an active member ever since. Their son, Peter Watson, was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s. During her years at the church, Wendy has served in a variety of capacities including chalice bearer, crucifer, and Sunday school teacher. She has participated in the parish lunch program and the couples’ dinners and has been a member of the Parish Choir since its initiation. Wendy served on St. John’s Vestry more than two decades ago and later the Nominating Committee. At the Diocese level, she has served on the Committee on Medical Ethics, the Committee on Genetic Testing, and the Anglican Working Group in Bioethics. Most recently, she was a member of the Rector Search Committee. She currently is a member of the Bible Study and is on the Pastoral Care Committee and the Regathering Task Force. She is honored and excited to be a 2021 candidate for the Vestry.

Since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, Wendy has been involved in different aspects of biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, including basic and translational research. For the past nearly two decades, she was an Associate Director in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH.

David Gallalee

David Gallalee

David Gallalee is a lifelong Episcopalian who has been a member of St. John’s since 1993. After growing up in Richmond, Virginia, David went to the Virginia Military Institute and then spent 4 years as a U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer before going back to school at the University of Virginia for an M.A. in Art History. After spending over a decade in banking at Riggs Bank, David spent 10 consecutive years in Iraq and Afghanistan where he worked for the U.S. Treasury, the United Nations, the Department of State, and for NATO before returning to Washington in 2015. David lives in nearby Adams Morgan and he currently works at the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General.

During his service overseas, David always looked on St. John’s as his spiritual home and he tremendously appreciated the prayers of the congregation for his safe return. The “welcome home” he received at St. John’s in 2015 was one of the proudest moments of his life. Over the years, David has been a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Properties Committee, and an enthusiastic Sandwich Sunday participant. He is currently a lay reader, an usher, and a member of the Stewardship Committee. David also serves on the host committee of the Bishop Walker School Annual Dinner and he will represent St. John’s at this year’s Diocesan Convention.

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