Leadership & Staff

Clergy  
Rector - The Rev. Beth Taylor 248-546-1255
Beth has a passion for preaching, vibrant worship, and welcoming people in all their diversity to God’s table.  Her previous career was in non-profit management in New York City, Denver and Chicago where she worked to unveil the unnecessary but painful reality of hunger in our neighborhoods. She also served as an associate at Christ Church Cranbrook and as a seminarian at All Saints’  in Chicago. Beth and her husband Mark have two children, Gianni and Sofia. She is also a jazz and bluegrass singer, an avid reader and traveler.

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Associate Rector - The Rev. Elizabeth Bingham

Elizabeth joined St. John's in July of 2017 after graduating from Virginia Theological Seminary in May of the same year. While in seminary, she served with a ministry that worked in the Washington, DC jail, visiting men and women in reentry and substance abuse recovery units,  serving as a volunteer chaplain for men in solitary confinement, and helping to welcome returning citizens to the community after incarceration. Elizabeth was born and raised in southeast Michigan but spent many years living and working in the Lansing area as well as Columbus, Ohio and metropolitan Washington, DC. Before attending seminary, Elizabeth had a long professional career, including work in the retail book business, state government, higher education and the nonprofit sector. Elizabeth lives in Birmingham with her chocolate lab, Annie.

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Deacon - The Rev. Tim Spannaus

 

 

Deacon Tim Spannaus is a teacher and acts as a bridge between the church and the world. He co-leads the Stephen Ministry at St. John’s, training and helping others to care for those who need supportive, long-term pastoral care. In the wider church Tim leads the Vocational Development and Lifelong Learning task force for the Association for Episcopal Deacons and serves on the advisory boards for the Whitaker Institute, the Center for Anglican Leadership and Learning (California), and the Centre for Christian Studies (Canada). Before coming to St. John’s Tim served at a Lutheran church. In his secular employment Tim is faculty at Wayne State University. With his wife Collette he loves to cook, travel, and read, especially history and spy novels. He has two grown sons and one grandson.

 

 

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Rector Emeritus - The Rev. Robert G. Eidson  
Deacon Emeritus - The Rev. Jeffernell Howcott  

Staff

 
Youth Minister - Sr. Elizabeth Marguerite, AF This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Parish Administrator - Mon-Thur 10:00am-4:00pm

 

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Jennifer Perkins

 

When our Parish Administrator, Jennifer Perkins, isn't working on bulletins or wrangling kitchen renters, she's a runner, metalsmith, Master Gardener and world traveler. She lives in Clawson with her partner, Dan, and cat Olivia Mae.

 

 

 

   
Music Director - Robin Styberski This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thur 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Choir practice  
New to You Resale Shop Manager -  
Kathy Williams 248-546-1722
Mon-Fri 10 am-4:00 pm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon evening 6:30-8:30 pm

Sat 10 am-1 pm

 
Day Sexton - Tamra Zakar 248-546-1255
Mon, Wed, & Fri 9:00 am-3:00 pm  
Night Sexton - Carlos Newsome 248-546-1255
Mon & Thur 6:30-10:00 pm, Tue 6:30-9:15 pm  
Wed 6:30-9:15, Sat 8:30 am-1:30 pm  
Open Hands Food Pantry www.openhandspantry.org
   
Vestry Term ends January:
Senior Warden - Cynthia Fellner 2018
Junior Warden - H. Michael Falconer 2018
Treasurer - Maria Walter 2017
Clerk & Vestry Member - Askari Asante 2018
Members of the Vestry:  
Denise Barnett 2019
Emma Bruns (youth) 2020
John Burris 2018
Elizabeth Moon Carter 2020
Peg Coury 2019
Marie Donigan 2020
Collette Pariseau 2018
Charlie Sharp 2019
Jennifer Smigielski 2019
Dennis Spatafora 2019
Sue Tower 2020

Chuck Tucker

2020
Last modified on Friday, 18 August 2017 08:47