The Clergy & Staff
Father Todd Young
Fr. Todd earned his M. Div. from Seabury Western Theological Seminary and graduated in June, 2004. Upon graduation he was called to be Priest-in-Charge of a two-point Cure in Sheridan (Christ Church) and Virginia City (St. Paul's), MT. While there he was involved in the community and served as both Chaplain and member of the SVFD, was appointed and then elected to City Council, and also had an active bar ministry. He oversaw two major building projects: a new roof and bell tower at Christ Church, and a complete refurbishing of St. Paul's interior that included updated paint, refinished floors, and new carpet. At the diocesan level he served as Dean of the Tuttle deanery and on the Congregational Development Committee.
In December, 2010, he was called to St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Grants Pass, OR. He served twice on the diocesan nominating committee, one year on Diocesan Council, and four years as Dean of the Southern Convocation. He led quarterly quiet days for the St. Luke's Chapter of the Daughters of the King, offered a monthly movie night, and oversaw the adult education between services. His last major project at St. Luke's was to reconfigure the chancel area in which the lower floor was raised, putting the entire chancel at the same height, moving the altar forward to be closer to the congregation, and moving the choir behind the altar allowing for better sound quality and growth. This reconfiguration was not only successful, but came in under budget.
Fr. Todd arrived at St. John's Parish on November 1, 2016, his first Sunday being All Saints' Sunday. He is committed to an excellent liturgy, quality preaching, education, and the inclusion of all people equally as members in the household of God. If you would like to know more about him, or have questions about the Episcopal church or St. John's parish, please call the church office and make an appointment. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Fr. Todd at 541-659-8151.
Mark King - Minister of Music
In addition, to his work at the church, Mark is the Instructor of Organ at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. He holds bachelor of music and master of music degrees and also studied at the Royal School of Church Music in England. He has performed internationally and brings his knowledge and experience to the music program at Saint John's. He conducts the adult, children and youth choristers; as well as coordinates a concert series that is a major outreach ministry of the parish. If you are looking for a place to use your musical gifts in a close-knit community, then you would enjoy participating in one of Saint John's choirs. All that is required is a love of music.
Margaret Clinch - Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Margaret works with all levels of children and youth within the parish. Margaret brings a background of study into religion with a Bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies including biology and religion, along with a long history of working with and around children of all ages, from infants through high school. Most recently, Margaret has been working with the Episcopal Church in one-year service programs. She spent one year teaching at an Episcopal-run school in the Northern Philippines through Young Adult Service Corps, and spent this past year working with the Diocese of Maryland through Episcopal Service Corps in Baltimore. If you have any interest in working with the youth of the parish, or ideas on where you would like to see our youth programs grow, please do not hesitate to contact her.