Clergy and Staff 



The Rev Beth Taylor

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248-721-4325 (after hours/emergencies)

Tuesday - Friday, by appointment 

Deacon Tim Spannaus is a teacher and acts as a bridge between the church and the world. He co-leads the Stephen Ministry at St. John’s, training and helping others to care for those who need supportive, long-term pastoral care. In the wider church Tim leads the Vocational Development and Lifelong Learning task force for the Association for Episcopal Deacons and serves on the advisory boards for the Whitaker Institute, the Center for Anglican Leadership and Learning (California), and the Centre for Christian Studies (Canada). Before coming to St. John’s Tim served at a Lutheran church. In his secular employment Tim is faculty at Wayne State University. With his wife Collette he loves to cook, travel, and read, especially history and spy novels. He has two grown sons and one grandson.


The Rev Tim Spannaus

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by appointment 

Interim Associate Priest

The Rev Stacy Salles

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248-721-4325 (after hours/emergencies)

Tuesdays by appointment


Dr. Steven McGhee 

St. John's Music Director 

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Music Director Dr. Steven McGhee has established himself as a fixture of the art scene of metro Detroit as the artistic director and principal conductor of the city’s renegade opera company, Opera MODO. He earned his doctorate in collaborative piano under Martin Katz, and has taught at the University of Michigan, Long Island University, and New York University, and currently teaches at Madonna University and Wayne State University. As an artist, Dr. McGhee is known for his innovative programming, for challenging societal and gender norms, particularly in the opera world, and for fostering empathy and compassion in his work as a collaborative artist.


Holly McNeal

Director -

Children & Youth Formation

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Jennifer Perkins 

Parish Administrator

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Carlos Newsome 

Night Sexton 

Monday - 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tuesday - 6:30 pm -9:15pm

Wednesday - 6:30 pm -9:15-pm

Thursday -6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday - 8:30 am -1:00 am

Tamra Zakar  

Day Sexton 

Monday - 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday - 9:00 am-3:00 pm


Nicole Caso


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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.