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.
2020 Update.jpg

Clergy & Staff

Clergy

Robert W. Fisher

The Rev. Robert W. Fisher
Rector
Ext. 302
Contact the Rev. Robert Fisher

Savannah Ponder 12.20.19 509x712 2

The Rev. Savannah Ponder
Associate Rector
Ext. 304
Contact the Rev. Savannah Ponder

William Morris 509x712 2

The Rev. William Morris
Assisting Priest for
Engaging Faith and the Workplace
Ext. 319
Contact the Rev. William Morris

Staff

Kim Carlson 500x600

Kim
Director of Operations
Ext. 306
Contact Kim

123

Preston
Financial Secretary
Ext. 316
Contact Preston

Kaye-Edwards

Kaye 
Assistant for Church Growth
Ext. 317
Contact Kaye

Sharlyne Griffin 500x600 2

Sharlyne 
Receptionist
Ext. 305
Contact Sharlyne

Brent Erstad

Brent Erstad
Director of Music and Organist
Ext. 308
Contact Brent Erstad

Samantha Scheff 500x600

Samantha
Associate Organist
Contact Samantha

Lisa Koehler

Lisa
Music Administrator
Contact Lisa

Staff2006STJ

RJ
Program Coordinator
Ext. 303
Contact RJ

Victor-Obregon

Javier
Sexton

Glennis-Bryant

Glynnis
Sexton

David Gamboa 500x600

David 
Sexton

Vestry

Under the Canons of the Episcopal Church, the Vestry of St. John’s Parish is responsible for the economic health of the Parish and for providing support for the ministry of the clergy.

The Vestry consists of the Rector, the Senior Warden, the Junior Warden and twelve members of the Vestry elected by the Parish. The twelve members serve staggered terms of four years and the Senior and Junior Wardens serve one-year terms.

Members of the Vestry serve on the major committees of the Parish — Finance, Properties, and Stewardship. The Vestry is assisted by Parish officers—the Secretary, the Treasurer, and one or more Assistant Treasurers. These Parish officers are appointed by the Vestry annually.

Paul Barkett, Senior Warden

Clark Ervin, Junior Warden

Laurie Adams, Krista Rimple Bradley, Carolyn Crouch, Lauren Edwards, Wendy Fibison, David Gallalee, Peter Odom, Anthony Pegues, Scott Raab, Nora Rigby, Desirée Stolar, and Carl Ward, Vestry Members.

Casey Evans, Treasurer

Sara McGanity, Assistant Treasurer

Allie Raether, Secretary

Harker Rhodes, Parish Counsel


  • EVENTS

  • SERMONS/FORUMS

  • TWITTER