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

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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Recognizing High School Seniors (Class of 2020)

David Estes

Bio to come

Jack Garland

Jack has been a member of St. John’s Church since he was three. He attended Sunday School every year and was confirmed at the National Cathedral in 2015 under the guidance of the Rev. Dr. Luis León. Jack has been an eager participant in the Christmas Eve Pageant many times, including as a narrator, and has served as an acolyte, lay reader and usher. In 2011 Jack visited Kwasa with his family and a group from St. John’s and continues to stay in touch with Kwasa’s founder, the Rev. Sharron Dinnie.

Jack will graduate from Gonzaga College High School on May 31. As a student at Gonzaga, Jack was a member of the varsity football team for four years, the varsity swim team his junior and senior years, and the varsity rugby team as a senior. He was a founding member of the Model UN team and was recently informed that the school renamed the Model UN Leadership Award in his name. He was a member and officer of the “Best Buddies” Capital Region program and served as a Rector for the Kairos Retreat Team for Campus Ministries. Jack was a 2020 National Merit Finalist. Jack will attend UCLA in the Fall where he plans to major in Public Policy.

Caroline Huettner

Caroline Huettner is a life-long member of St. John’s Church. She has been part of the annual Christmas pageant in numerous roles, from a friendly beast to the role of Mary. She has also served as acolyte, clergy cross, and usher, and particularly loves helping out on sandwich Sundays. She will graduate from Chantilly High School where she is a member of the varsity softball team. This fall Caroline will be attending the University of South Carolina to study exercise science at the Arnold School of Public Health as a Capstone Scholar.

Lucy Lydia Coker Kehoe

Lucy Lydia Coker Kehoe was born in Washington, DC, and baptized in Lancashire, England. She is graduating from McLean High School in McLean, Virginia. She will be going to Purdue University with a major in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering. Lucy was a four year Cheerleader and Captain of the Cheerleading Team her final year. She is also the President of the Democratic Club for her school and has worked since she was 14 years old, earning her pocket money.

David Albert Kirkpatrick Kirchenbauer

David Albert Kirkpatrick Kirchenbauer was the first born (of twins) into the St. John’s Church community on November 21, 2001. Baptized in early 2002, confirmed in 2017. A fixture in the front pew, along the way he was a friendly beast, and a shepherd in the Christmas pageant. Over the years, David was an acolyte and provided musical contributions at a number of services at the Prelude. David will be attending the University of Chicago in the Fall.

Robert Edward Kirkpatrick Kirchenbauer

Robert Edward Kirkpatrick Kirchenbauer was the second born (of twins) into the St. John’s Church community on November 21, 2001. Baptized in early 2002, confirmed in 2017. A fixture in the front pew, along the way he was a friendly beast, and a shepherd in the Christmas pageant. Over the years, Robert was an acolyte and provided musical contributions at a number of services at the Prelude. Robert will be attending Stanford University in the Fall.


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