Cathedral staff

Theresa Johnson

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CATHEDRAL EXECUTIVE Theresa Johnson supervises our staff and manages outreach, community relations and communications  at St. John's.  She is happy to answer any questions you have about our services, classes and programs.


Judy Maurer

RECEPTIONIST & DEAN'S ASSISTANT Judy Maurer provides front-line "concierge" service to help people whenever they visit the cathedral office. She answers the phone, coordinates clergy schedules, ministers to those in need who visit our church during the week. Judy supervises our "Holy Folders" who come in each week to fold our Sunday bulletins and handle special mailings. She can direct you to just the right person on our staff to meet your needs.


Sue Engemann

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DIRECTOR OF PARISH LIFE Sue Engemann shepherds volunteers, coordinates baptisms, weddings, funerals and other special events, handles membership records, facilities rental and much more. Call Sue with any questions about lay ministry opportunities and how to become more engaged in the church.


Tim Engemann

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FACILITIES MANAGER Tim Engemann maintains the cathedral's building and grounds, works with maintenance contractors, supervises our sextons, keeps our HVAC and sound systems working and takes care of all our facilities needs, large and small. He works in partnership with our properties committee.


Helen Likins

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COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT Helen Likins produces our Sunday bulletins, our e-newsletter, seasonal collections of meditations, PowerPoint presentations for many of our adult classes and more. She also manages our lay ministry calendars.  Contact Helen about upcoming events you would like to add to our calendar.


Meredith Evans

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BURSAR Meredith Evans manages the cathedral's finances. She monitors the budget, processes donations and pledges and pays the bills. She also provides all information needed for our annual financial audit. She sends parishioners contribution statements quarterly and updates staff and Vestry regarding expenses and revenue throughout the year. Contact Meredith with any questions about your contributions, or if you wish to update the church regarding your annual pledge.


Tim Tuller

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CANON FOR MUSIC Timothy Tuller is a native of Elmira, New York, and a summa cum laude graduate of Ithaca College. Tim earned his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received the valedictory prize. Previously the Music Associate at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, Tim has more than 16 years experience playing service music in Christian denominations. Tim is our organist and directs our Cathedral Choir and the Choristers program.


Pam Searcy

CHILDREN'S MUSIC DIRECTOR Pam Searcy assists Tim Tuller with our Chorister Program and leads our Junior Choristers. She also leads music for Children's Chapel.


Liesl Gavronsky-Howsare

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR Liesl Gavronsky-Howsare supervises activities and excursions for our teenagers.  Liesl oversees the Youth Group's Wednesday night gatherings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and provides support as needed to Sunday School teachers in grades 6-12.


Ashley Petty

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INTERN Ashley Petty plans to attend seminary to become a priest, beginning in the fall of 2015. She is from the Diocese of Kansas and will working at the Cathedral until July, 2014, helping with our youth program and with communications and liturgy.


Kathryn Bissette

BOOKSTORE MANAGER Kathryn Bissette operates our Gift Shop and Bookstore, just off the cathedral's office area. The bookstore is open after all Sunday services and during the week during our regular office hours.


Anice Brown

SEXTON Anice Brown works through the week making sure the cathedral is clean, rooms are set up properly for events and chapels are ready for daily communion services.


Marie Tarver

SEXTON Marie Tarver has served St. John's for more than 25 years. She helps in many ways including providing service at weddings.


Freddie Jackson

ASSISTANT SEXTON Freddie Jackson came to St. John's Cathedral through Fresh Ministries Youth Summer Employment program. He did such a good job we offered him part-time work while he is in high school. He assists us on Wednesday nights and during other times.


Heather Treadwell

CATHEDRAL CHEF Heather Treadwell cooks our Wonderful Wednesday suppers and also provides meals for small luncheon, parties and other parish events. She is a phenomenal cook! Her talents are a blessing to our whole parish.


Tatjana Buzzella

NURSERY WORKER Tatjana Buzzella is part of the team that cares for infants and toddlers in our nursery.


Jasmine Lindsey

NURSERY WORKER Jasmine Lindsey is part of the team that cares for infants and toddlers in our nursery. Our nursery is open during every service and for special events.


Rita Diaz Decolenares

NURSERY WORKER Rita Diaz Decolmenares provides loving care to infants and toddlers in our nursery. She speaks fluent Spanish.