Rector Reverend Tracy J. Wells Miller
Mother Tracy, as she prefers to be called, comes to us from St. Cuthbert’s in Oakland, where she has been serving as long-term supply priest for the past year. Prior to that, she was associate priest for adult education and outreach at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, Tenn.
Mother Tracy is originally from South Carolina and attended seminary at Sewanee, TN.
Mother Tracy is passionate about assisting lay people in discerning their gifts and how God is calling them to use those gifts in the world. Some of her strongest callings in her own ministry are standing in solidarity with marginalized communities (people experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ people, racial and ethnic minorities) and bringing people together across divides, particularly through interfaith dialogue. She holds a Master of Theological Studies in World Religions and Interfaith Dialogue from Harvard Divinity School and has been an active leader in the national interfaith community for the past 15 years.
Mother Tracy received her Master of Divinity in 2012 from The School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South. She was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, the feast day of St. John the Baptist!
Mother Tracy will begin work at St. John’s on May 1 and her first Sunday with us will be May 7. She is married to Thomasjohn Wells Miller.
Organist Nicola Canzano
Nico, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied music composition and physics. He graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in both. Since 2015 he has been carrying out his PhD work in condensed matter experiments at UCSC Department of Physics. Musically, he is especially interested in Early and Baroque music and after his Baroque Festival Debut in the 2016 Boomeria, is delighted to be performing in concert with the 2017 Baroque Festival. He continues to compose as well as perform on harpsichord.
Boomeria may be where Nico became acquainted with Bill Visscher, St John’s former longtime organist and music director, because it is through Bill he heard about St. John’s. Nico had been Music Director, Organist and Composer at St Stephens Episcopal Church in Wyandotte, MI beginning when he was only 14 (and they were desperate for an organist) and continuing until he graduated from university, July 2015.
Office Manager Chrys Sparks
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Office Phone: 831-708-2278
Helpful Shop Manager Jil Anderson
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