Clergy & Staff

THE REV. DAVID C. KILLEEN

Rector

dave.killeen@saint-john.org

850-222-2636 ext 13

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The Rev. David C. Killeen goes by Dave or Father Dave. As rector of St. John’s, he is the head gardener of a vibrant plot of ministries whose purpose is to help you BELONG to a warm and loving community, GROW deeper in your relationship with Jesus, SERVE others and put your faith to work, and CENTER your soul and experience the peace of God.

He loves meeting with people to hear about their spiritual journey, teaching people to pray and read the Bible, and providing guidance for how people of all ages can deepen their spiritual lives.

He and his wife, Carol, are the parents of four boys, Daniel, Thomas, Michael and Paul, who teach them every day about God’s love, as well as the virtue of patience.

Dave is passionate about the intersection of faith and the arts. He is a poet who is currently a part-time student in the Ph.D. in Creative Writing program at Florida State University. He is a voracious reader and appreciator of music, especially jazz and classical. A cyclist for more than 30 years, Dave also enjoys hiking and fly fishing.

Dave’s blog

Dave's CV

THE REV. ABIGAIL W. MOON

Senior Associate Rector

abi.moon@saint-john.org

850-222-2636 ext 11

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The Rev. Abigail W. Moon goes by Mother Abi or Abi. She enjoys welcoming people right where they are on their spiritual journey and walking with them as they seek a spiritual home. Having moved around all of her life, she loves to help people find the loving embrace of God right where they are. Abi loves to bring people around the table for a great meal and conversation and has a passion for helping you seek God in all that you do. At St. John's, she guides and advises the children's, outreach, worship and pastoral care ministries.

She is an avid baker and loves to run, even in the Florida humidity! Abi is married to Rob and they have a fluffy dog named Max.

Abi's Blog

THE REV. C. WALLACE MARSH

Associate Rector

wallace.marsh@saint-john.org

850-222-2636 ext. 16

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The Rev. C. Wallace Marsh grew up in McMinnville, TN, and will mention it in most conversations. You can call him Wallace or Father Wallace. He experienced a calling to the ordained ministry at a very young age and spent most of his teenage years (and early 20s) running from it. His college chaplain taught him how to pray by sitting still, shutting up and listening, to paraphrase the psalmist: “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). It made and still makes all the difference.

There was a period during which Wallace thought he wanted to get a Ph.D. and teach. Three years at Yale Divinity School caused him to abandon the desire for a doctorate, but after a decade of parish ministry, Wallace made good on the call to teach. Before serving at St. John’s, he taught at the Brookwood School in Thomasville, GA. There, he also got the opportunity to coach football, golf, and tennis. At St. John's, Wallace advises the parish life, adult education and youth ministries.

Wallace and his wife, Margaret Ann, live in Thomasville with their two boys, Bradford and Cyrus. Margaret Ann is the VP for Sustainability and Environmental at Flowers Foods, Inc. Wallace believes the Christian life is about being in “right relationship” with God and others. It is a daily challenge requiring lots of grace.

Fr. Wallace's CV

THE REV. DEACON JOSEPH BAKKER

Deacon

joe.bakker@saint-john.org

850-591-9879

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The Rev. Joseph H. Bakker, our Deacon, is known as Joe or Deacon Joe. He is involved in prison ministry and pastoral care. Joe feels that his prison visits and his interactions with the sick, the poor and the needy are significant contributors to his spiritual growth. He especially loves the mentoring opportunities provided during prison visits. Joe was born in Guyana and has lived in Tallahassee for the past 37 years.

Joe and his wife Cheryl have two children, Jovita and Geoffrey, and a granddaughter, Micah Anne. Joe loves to play tennis (even though he claims he has no talent) and ping pong.


Staff

Caroline Allen

Director of Youth Ministries
caroline@saint-john.org
850-222-2636 ext 15

Nancy Barfield

Finance Assistant
nancy@saint-john.org
850-222-2636 Ext 28

Alvin Bennett

Sexton

Betsy Calhoun

Director of Music
betsy@saint-john.org
850-222-2636 ext 20

Claire Dodd

Rector’s Assistant & Membership Director
claire@saint-john.org
850-222-2636 ext 22

Fran Doxsee

Culinary Director 
frandoxsee@gmail.com
850-222-2636 ext 19

Deborah Dugger

Administrative Assistant
deborah@saint-john.org
850-222-2636 ext 10

Lindsay Hardy

Parish Administrator
lindsay@saint-john.org
850-222-2636 ext 14

Ju Ju Hightower

Sexton

Kate Kile

Director of Finance & Stewardship
kate@saint-john.org
850-222-2636 ext 17

Israel Leonard

Sexton

Vivian Leonard

 Cafe Assistant

Elizabeth LaJeunesse

Organist and Music Associate
elizabeth@saint-john.org
850-222-2636 ext 12

Mike Norris

Music Assistant
norris.mr@gmail.com

Mandy Schnittker

Director of Communications
mandy@saint-john.org
850-445-9515