The Rt. Rev. S. Johnson HowardBishop of Florida
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The Right Reverend Samuel Johnson Howard, a native of North Carolina, was elected bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida on May 16, 2003 and was consecrated at St. John’s Cathedral, Jacksonville, November 1, 2003. He was instituted as 8th bishop of the Diocese of Florida on January 29th, 2004. The Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop, though he travels nearly each week to other churches in the diocese. Bishop Howard served as vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street, New York, since December of 1997.
The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead CarrollDean
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The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead Carroll is the 10th Dean of St. John’s Cathedral. Kate is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, a Carpenter Scholar at Yale Divinity School and has a Masters in Divinity cum laude from Virginia Theological Seminary.
Kate is the author of eight books, the most recent are Vital Signs of Faith: Finding Health in Your Spiritual Life, Angels of the Bible and Healed: How Mary Magdalene Was Made Well.
The Rev. Mark AndersonSubdean
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Prior to being called to St. John’s, Mark was Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dallas. Prior to that ministry, he served as a Curate at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville and then as the Interim Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
Mark studied English and Economics at Georgetown and the University of Florida, earned a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Harvard University.
Mark is married to Dr. Mary Anderson, a Dermatologist in private practice in Jacksonville. They are thrilled to be raising their son, Philip, in the same church where they were married 10 years ago.
The Rev. Gee AlexanderAssociate Priest for Pastoral Care
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Gee has served in parishes and dioceses in New York, Long Island and Florida as Rector, Vicar, Interim and Administrative Dean. After practicing law in Jacksonville, Gee moved from his hometown to New York to attend and graduate fromThe General Theological Seminary. Gee has come to us to maintain and enhance the overall care of parishioners and their families in times of need and celebration.
The Rev. Eric KahlDirector of the Center for Prayer and Spirituality
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Since his ordination as a priest at St. John’s Cathedral in 1985, Father Kahl’s entire ministry has taken place in the state of Florida and it has always been in the context of a church and school partnership. He has served as the long-time rector and school chaplain of parishes in Coral Gables and Tampa, an assistant rector and chaplain of parishes in Jacksonville Beach and Jacksonville.
Upon his retirement as an active priest, Father Kahl has returned to his home Diocese of Florida.
He is the Director of the Cathedral’s Center for Spirituality and Prayer.
Father Kahl serves as the Diocesan Chaplain to the Retired Clergy Community.
Father Kahl describes himself as a contemplative person and priest, believing strongly that the spiritual life is grounded in silence, solitude, and stillness. His faith is guided by the Anglican precepts that Christianity is Biblical, Creedal, Sacramental and Episcopal (“of Bishops”).
Father Kahl was born in Sendai, Japan, and grew up as an Army brat, the oldest of four children. He lived in thirteen different places in the first fourteen years of his life before the family settled in Tallahassee, where his sisters still live. His brother lives in Minnesota. He is a graduate of Leon High School, Florida State University, and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.
Father Kahl writes about himself: “I am the father of three adult children, Abigail, Madeleine, and Aidan. I am in the constant company of my wife, Margaret.”
“I love to take long walks, anywhere, anytime but especially on the Florida beaches. I love to fish in cool waters, build large sandcastles, and have meaningful conversations long into the night. Reading is a favorite activity and I have been known to keep two or three books open at the same time. I am passionate about baseball at all levels but admit to a life-long loyalty to the New York Yankees. Did I mention that I am a National Park nerd?
“But most of all I love the Lord Jesus Christ. It is my heart’s deepest desire do all things necessary to help others come to a lasting and abiding relationship with Him who Is The Way, The Truth and The Life.
“I love serving the Lord Jesus as a priest of the Episcopal Church. I am blessed when I am able to disciple and enable persons with the goal that they may come to ‘know, love and serve the Lord’.
“I am guided in all things by a biblical principle written in St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy: ‘The aim of such instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith.’ “
The Rev. Deacon Saundra KiddDeacon
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A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Saundra grew up in the Baptist Church, later coming to Jacksonville and to the Episcopal Church through the influence of her husband, Bob Kidd. The Kidds have been long-time active members of St. Mark’s Church, Ortega, and it was by their sponsorship that Saundra sought ordained diaconal ministry. After her ordination four years ago, she served at St. Mark’s until June 1, 2020.
In addition to her degrees from Huntington College, Montgomery, and the University of Alabama, Saundra has also completed significant theological education in preparation for ordination. Following her masters program in Math, Saundra worked for Prudential/AETNA for 27 years, retiring as the Director of Small Business Operations.
Saundra has a wide breadth of experience in both lay and ordained ministry, serving primarily in outreach, formation and pastoral care. She also has participated at the Diocesan level, currently serving on the Commission on Ministry. Saundra’s areas of focus at St. John’s will continue to be the same.
She and Bob have two adult children, Tiffany and Andy, and two grandchildren, Maggie and Emily.