Clergy

The Reverend Joan Grant,
Rector

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.

Vestry

2019 Officers:
Mary Sorrells, Senior Warden
Karen Smith, Co-Junior Warden
Shirley Pope, Co-Junior Warden
Chris Rhodes, Treasurer, ex-officio
Ed Seel, Clerk

Members:
Mary Sorrells,
term ends January 2020
Karen Smith, term ends January 2021
Shirley Pope, term ends January 2022
Sarah Downing, term ends January 2020
Ed Seel, term ends January 2021
Pat Leckey, term ends January 2021
Barber Melton, term ends January 2022
Tim Rhodes, term ends January 2022
Socorro Turner, term ends January 2020

Staff

Paul Templon,
Choirmaster

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

 

 

 

Abigail Suarez,

Administrative Assistant

Abigail is an Episcopalian and grew up in Asheville. She attended A.C. Reynolds High School and later graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in International Studies. She has lived in various parts of the country and abroad, but is glad to call Asheville her home once again with her husband and two children. Abigail came on with St. John’s in 2013.