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Clergy and Staff 

Clergy and Staff


The Rev Beth Taylor

Contact Beth


248-721-4325 (after hours/emergencies)

Tuesday - Friday, by appointment 


Gerardo (he/him) joined St. John’s in September 2022 as Curate and Associate Clergy. In these roles, he serves joyfully in the wide range of ministries of the community, including worship, pastoral care, formation, children and youth, and community engagement. Additionally, he is honing his skills to become a rector with the mentorship of Rev. Beth and the congregation. Formerly, Gerardo was a social studies teacher and college professor, where he exercised his passion for teaching and learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools and society. Gerardo loves singing, traveling, kayaking, and desserts (especially ice cream). Gerardo and his husband Dean are the proud dog parents of Finnegan, their golden retriever puppy.

The Rev. Gerardo Aponte-Safe

Contact Gerardo


248-721-4325 (after hours/emergencies)

Monday - Thursday, by appointment

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Holly McNeal

Director -

Children & Youth Formation

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Jennifer Perkins 

Parish Administrator

Contact Jennifer

Monday - Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm

Carlos Newsome 

Night Sexton 

Monday - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Tuesday - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday - 8:00am-1pm


Tamra Zakar  

Day Sexton 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday



Alice Tumidanski


Contact Alice

Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-4:00pm

Our Welcome Statement

Our Welcome Statement 

Welcome! We are St. John's, a parish that invites you to enter the

open doors of our community and warmly embraces you when you do.

At St. John's, our history has taught us that accepting and embracing true diversity is challenging. As a result, we have come to claim a firm, undying commitment to inclusion.


So here is our invitation to you: regardless of your cultural background, ethnicity, gender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or heterosexual identity, economic status, physical or cognitive ability - you will be not labeled, singled out, or excluded here.


You will be welcomed, affirmed, embraced, and celebrated!

We will be better because you are here. 

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