Clergy

Rector

Rev Virginia ArmyRev. Virginia Army

Virginia is our parish priest.

Virginia graduated from Wesleyan University and Yale Divinity School, and has lived in Connecticut ever since. Originally ordained in the United Church of Christ, Virginia was re-ordained a Deacon by Bishop Walmsley to the Episcopal Church in 1992, and a Priest in 1993. Before coming to St John’s in the fall of 2008, Virginia had been the Director of Pastoral Care, and Director of Volunteer Services at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, CT, as well as “Clergy in Residence” at Christ Church, Pomfret.  Virginia loves to read, knit, cook, and spend time with her family and friends.

Priests-In-Residence

Fr. Ben BrockmanRev. Dr. Ben Brockman

Ben taught medieval literature and Shakespeare in the English Department and Medieval Studies Program at UConn from 1968 to 1993. St. Mark’s, Storrs, was his sponsoring parish when he was ordained in 1987. He and his wife Linda served parishes in Litchfield and Fairfield, where Linda taught at Fairfield University; and, in retirement, Stafford Springs and Westport. He and Linda live in Vernon.

 

Fr BillRev. Bill Byers

Fr. Bill is a gifted photographer and artist, experienced woodman, and devoted dog lover.  Bill and his wife, Susi, a well respected local potter, live in Tolland.  Bill’s special interest and pastoral experiences are around helping people marshal their spiritual energy and resources for healing purposes.

 


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