The Rev. Lisa Graves, Rector
The Rev. Lisa Graves received her Masters in Divinity from the Virginia Theolgoical Seminary in Alexandria, VA and her B.S. in Communications from Stephens College in Columbia,MO. An army brat, Lisa enjoyed a career in marketing and advertising before pursuing ordination.
Lisa is passionate about serving the impoverished, especially children. She supports causes that involve children, animals, literacy and education. She is married to the Rev. Chip Graves, also an Episcopal priest in Huntington (Trinity Episcopal) and has two daughters, Bella and Kat. She also has three goofy dogs, Uno, Tyler and Kipper.
The Rev. Kit Jenkins, Associate Rector
The Rev. Kit Jenkins is a graduate of Cramner Theological House, Houston TX. He has a BS in Nonprofit Management from Colorado Christian University.
His passion is serving senior citizens in nursing home settings or in the church community. He champions school safety, better treatment for educators and improved care for the elderly especially in nursing homes.
The vestry is the governing board in an episcopal church. Vestry elections are held each year for three year terms. The Sr. and Jr. Warden along with the Treasurer and Registrar comprise the officers of the Vestry Vestry meets every third
Thursday at 6:30 in the upstairs Library at St John's. The minutes from these meetings are available at the church office for any member of our church community.
Meet our vestry:
Ed Dorsey, Sr. Warden
Wayne Scott: Jr. Warden
Mary Beth Reynolds
Dr. David Castleberry, Director of Music
When not serving faithfully as our Director of Music, David Castleberry is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Marshall University. He directs the acclaimed select MU Chamber Choir,which tours regularly and has performed for conventions and meetings of ACDA, MENC, AGO, and many other professional music organizations.
Dr. Castleberry conducts the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Will Murphy, Organist
William A. Murphy, holds a Master of Arts in Performance (Piano) from Marshall University. In addition to serving faithfully as our Organist, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Marshall University since January 2013 teaching applied voice, piano lab, Choral Union, and pianist and coach for the Opera Workshop. Will serves as pianist and organist for the West Virginia Symphony Chorus in Charleston, WV. He has earned the Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.
Emily Proctor, Administrator
Emily Proctor serves as our professional and capable part-time Parish Administrator. Emily, a graduate of Marshall University, is in the office Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.