The Reverend Joan Grant,

Joan, with her canine companion, Lily

Joan, with her canine companion, Lily

The Rev. Joan Grant was called in 2015 to serve as rector at St. John’s in Haw Creek in Asheville. Joan came to St. John’s from Kalispell, Montana, (just south of Glacier National Park) where she served as rector of Christ Church for five years. She originally hails from the Diocese of Southern Ohio, having grown up in Columbus, and lived also for many years in the Cincinnati area after a four-year-stint in Southeast Florida. She was ordained as a priest in 2010 after graduating from Bexley Hall in Columbus, Ohio. She previously served 7 years as a deacon in Southern Ohio. Joan is the mother of two adult children — a daughter who lives in Nashville, and a son who lives in Brussels, Belgium — and also has a granddaughter. She loves hiking, swimming, and birding; was a college French major, and worked as an attorney in Ohio for 17 years before entering seminary. She is thrilled to have been called to Asheville and St. John’s.


2020 Officers:
Ed Seel, Co-Senior Warden                                  Karen Smith, Co-Senior Warden                                                                                Shirley Pope, Co-Junior Warden                         David Hilton, Co-Junior Warden                                                                            Tim Rhodes, Clerk                                                                                                                                                                              Chris Rhodes, Treasurer                                      Pat Leckey, Assistant Treasurer


Vestry Members:
Ed Seel,
term ends January 2021
Karen Smith, term ends January 2021
Shirley Pope, term ends January 2022
David Hilton, term ends January 2024
Tim Rhodes, term ends January 2022
Pat Leckey, term ends January 2021
Barber Melton, term ends January 2022
Donna Cook, term ends January 2024
George O’Neal, term ends January 2024


Paul Templon,



Sunday Worship, 11:00 AM
Wednesday Choir Practice, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM



Katie Douglas, Administrative Assistant