Welcome New Clergy to St. John's
You'll be seeing some new faces around St. John's. The Rev. John Wesley
will be in the office on Mondays. Stop by the Annex and say hello. In his 48 years as an Episcopal priest he has worked as a counselor in two drug and alcohol recovery programs, led worship and heard confessions at the Florida State Prison and taught as an adjunct instructor at two universities. He comes to us from St. Paul's at Federal Point on the St. Johns River. He is the author of The Holy Spirit in the Book of Common Prayer which is available in the Cathedral Bookstore.
The Rev. Jon Baugh is also joining our clergy staff part-time as Priest Associate. He will be preaching at all three services Sunday, May 5. His letter of introduction is below. Let's give him a warm welcome!
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Greetings in the name of our risen Lord!
It is an honor to introduce myself as priest associate here at the Cathedral! After a lengthy break from ministry due to divorce, I have received the blessing of Bishop Howard, Dean Kate Moorehead, and the St. John’s Vestry, to return to active ordained ministry here in my parish home. As a priest I will spend this summer acclimating to preaching and celebrating Eucharist, before taking a more active role at the Cathedral this fall.
You may recognize me and my ten-year-old son Joshua, since we have been acolytes at the Cathedral for about four years. I also have two older sons, Brennan and Aidan, who are undergraduate students at Jacksonville University. The ministry role I will serve at St. John’s is bi-vocational, as I will retain my full time position as a computer programmer. In my free time I am an avid mountain biker and Cub Scout dad.
I look forward to meeting and worshiping with each of you!
Rev. Jon Baugh+