Clergy & Staff

Clergy

The Rev. Susan Pinkerton

Formerly of the Diocese of Chicago, Susan accepted our call to become the 14th Rector of St. John’s Church and joined us on May 1, 2015.

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The Rev. Hope Eakins

A former research scientist, Hope discovered that every time she looked under a microscope, she saw signs of God’s power and love.

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The Rev. William Eakins

Bill has been a priest for almost 50 years, serving congregations in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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The Rev. Helen Moore

As an ordained clergywoman and clinical pastoral psychologist with more than 30 years experience, Helen counsels individuals, couples and families from a faith perspective.

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The Rev. Walter McKenney

The Reverend Walter McKenney was ordained a deacon in 1999 after serving as a firefighter and arson investigator in Hartford for 30 years.

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Staff

Scott Lamlein

As director of music and organist at St. John’s, Scott directs our Royal School of Church Music-affiliated Youth Choir and our semi-professional Adult Choir. He also serves as artistic director of the Music at the Red Door concert series. He loves to talk about music at St. John’s, so contact him any time!

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Janet Babbitt

As director of religious education, Janet promotes creative learning environments for children, youth and families to learn and know they are loved by God, to know they are valued members of our church community and to use their faith, gifts and talents to serve others.

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Ellen Painter Dollar

As parish manager, Ellen oversees St. John’s day-to-day administration and handles calls, visits and inquiries. If you have a question and aren’t sure who to call, start with Ellen and she’ll connect you with the right person or resources.

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Dwight Latif

As St. John’s sexton/property manager, Dwight coordinates use of our facilities by St. John’s and outside groups, oversees all building and grounds maintenance and repairs, and sets up for events.

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Peggy O’Toole

As financial administrator, Peggy maintains the parish financial records, pays the bills, processes payroll, and works with the parish manager to oversee the office and welcome people to St. John’s.

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Mary Scripko

As religious education assistant, one of Mary’s favorite parts of leading kids (whether in the nursery or in high school) is incorporating music in any way possible.

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