Priest In Charge

Rev. Marc Eames

The Rev. Marc Eames has served as Priest-in-charge of St. John’s in Vernon since January of 2022.  He is a strong supporter of community outreach and is a believer of the traditional creeds of the church lived out in our 21st century context.  Marc seeks to engage people’s faith and not to be afraid to ask questions.  Anselm called this work “faith seeking understanding”.  Marc believes God in Christ is still on the move in our time and can be found in our prayers, sacraments, and study.


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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