- Why St. John’s
- Mission & Outreach
Each Wednesday during Lent, St. John’s will host a speaker during the noon service followed by lunch prepared by area Episcopal churches ($7 per person).
The Wednesday, March 16th preacher is The Reverend Chris Girata
The Rev. Chris Girata is the Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN, and before that, Rev. Girata served as Associate Rector at St. Luke’s in Birmingham, AL. After completing his undergraduate education at Stetson University, he received a Master of Theological Studies degree from Emory University with an emphasis on comparative religion and conflict resolution and his Master of Divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary. He has served parishes in the Washington, DC area, including the Washington National Cathedral, where he worked under the Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, former Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, in the Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation. He currently is pursuing a doctorate in Christian Leadership at Duke University.