Rev. Michael E. Carroll
Missional Priest • Sacerdote de Misión

A native of Waterbury, Rev. Michael E. Carroll served as a vocational deacon at St. John’s from 2004 to 2014. He was ordained to the priesthood March 15, 2014 and serves as a missional priest at All Saints Parish, Meriden and St. John’s on the Green.

Rev. Carroll is a graduate of St. Mary’s Seminary College, Baltimore, MD (B.A. Philosophy, 1970) and the University of St. Joseph Counseling Institute, (M.A. 1999). He has extensive experience as a Campus Minister, Religious Educator and Mental Health Clinician.

Michael and his wife, Marian, a high school special education teacher, are blessed with four children and six grandchildren. In their free time, you can find them hiking, biking, kayaking, or flailing about on a tennis court.

Rev. Armando Gonzalez
Priest • Sacerdote

The Rev. Armando Gonzalez is originally from El Salvador. He grew up in the Roman Catholic tradition. As an adolescent, he became a member of the Assembly of God. He finished two years at the University of El Salvador. He moved to Costa Rica to attended a four-year academic program in Theology at the Latin American Biblical Seminary, in Costa Rica. During that process he became a lay preacher at St. Philips and St. James, Episcopal Mission in San Jose Costa Rica, and continued his studies in Sociology, History, and Comparative Religions at the Universidad de Costa Rica, Universidad de Heredia, Costa Rica.

Fr. Armando was ordained as Deacon on May 2, 1976. In 1978 he married Mary Gonzalez, and is now a retired Episcopal priest. They have one child: Antonio. Armando worked for the Dept. of Public Health and also as a Assistant Priest for Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in San Jose Costa Rica.

He immigrated to the USA in 1982. He studied ESL in Austin, University of Texas and served as missioner at Mark’s Episcopal Church. In 1985 he moved to Newton, MA to attend the Andover-Newton Theological School where he obtained a M. Div. He has served as Hispano-Latino Missioner Priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA., St. James Episcopal Church, New London, St. Mark’s New Britain, and St. John’s Waterbury, CT.

El Rev. Armando González, es originario de El Salvador. Creció en la tradición católica romana. Como adolescente, se convirtió en miembro de una Asamblea de Dios. Terminó dos años en la Universidad de El Salvador y luego se trasladó a Costa Rica para asistir a un programa académico de cuatro años en Teología en el Seminario Bíblico Latinoamericano, Costa Rica. Durante ese proceso funcionó como un predicador laico en San Felipe y Santiago, Misión Episcopal en San José Costa Rica, y continuó estudios de Sociología, Historia y Religiones Comparadas en la Universidad de Costa Rica, Universidad de Heredia, y Universidad de Costa Rica.

Fue ordenado como diácono el 2 de mayo de 1976. En 1978 se casó con la Licenciada en Leyes, Mary González, quien ahora es una sacerdote episcopal jubilada. Ambos han procreado un hijo: Antonio. Armando fue ordenado sacerdote en julio de 1978. Mientras trabajaba para el Departamento de Salud Pública, también servia como Sacerdote Asistente para la Iglesia Episcopal del Buen Pastor en San José Costa Rica.

Emigró a los EEUU en 1982. Estudió ESL en Austin, Universidad de Texas y sirvió como misionero en la Iglesia Episcopal de Marcos. En 1985 se trasladó a Newton, MA para asistir a la Escuela Teológica Andover-Newton donde obtuvo una Maestría en Divinidades Ha servido como sacerdote hispano-latino en la iglesia episcopal de St. John, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, en la iglesia episcopal de St. James, en New London, en St. Mark en New Britain y en St. John, Waterbury, CT.

Brett Figlewski

Brett Figlewski is postulant for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. He grew up in Harwinton, Conn., and now lives in New York City during the week and Sharon, Conn., on weekends.

After studying political science in college, Brett spent a year as a VISTA volunteer in Puerto Rico. Afterwards, he went to law school and now works as a lawyer on cases of gender violence, family law, and LGBT rights. Brett’s recent field placements as a postulant have been with congregations in the towns of Cornwall, Watertown, and Kent, where he assisted in liturgical duties, Bible study, pastoral care, and preaching. He is also a member of the Northwest Region Leadership Team and helped start a ministry network to care for the local environment. Brett enjoys spending time with his family, watching historical dramas, and stumbling upon stone walls when walking in the Connecticut woods.

Historical Listing of Rectors and Priests-in-Charge at St. John's • 1737-present
Listado histórico de rectores y sacerdotes a cargo de St. John's, 1737-presente