Rev. Amy D. Welin, Rector
You can e-mail Amy at adwelin(at)stjohnsonthegreen.org
The Rev. Michael Carroll, deacon
You can e-mail Michael at stjohns(at)stjohnsonthegreen.org. (please type 'Michael Carroll' in the subject line.)
Deacon Carroll was born and raised in Waterbury, CT., the fourth of eight children. After attending local parochial schools, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from St. Mary’s Seminary College, Baltimore, MD, in 1970. He received a Masters Degree in Counseling from St. Joseph’s College, West Harford, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Connecticut. Michael and his late wife, Betty, raised two sons Jonathan and Daniel who are now both educators residing in the Waterbury area. Remarried in 2002, Deacon Carroll and his wife, Marian, reside in Waterbury. They have five grandchildren.
Ordained to the deaconate in 1986 by Archbishop John F Whealon, Michael served in Youth and Campus ministry on the parish and high school level for over sixteen years, conducting numerous retreats and workshops for adolescents and adults. Michael and Marian were received into the Episcopal Church in 2002, and his Diaconal Orders were received by the Diocese of Connecticut in 2004.
Since 2004, Michael has been working at St. John’s Parish in Waterbury, CT assisting Frs. Jim Bradley and Armando Gonzalez in outreach and support programs to the Latino community in Greater Waterbury. He has overseen the development of catechetical and tutorial programs for Latino youth at St John’s with a goal of supporting literacy and math skills in a community where an estimated 40% school dropout rate among Latino youngsters has existed for the last forty years.
Cindy Runge, parish administrative assistant
You can e-mail Cindy at crunge(at)stjohnsonthegreen.org.
Robert Havery, minister of music
Robert Havery has been St. John's Minister of Music since 1996. He returned to the Parish after a ten year absence, having served as Organist-Choirmaster at St. John's from 1969 until 1986.
Robert holds his B.Mus. and M.S. degrees from the Julliard School of Music. He studied Organ under Louise Miller and Vernon de Tar, Choral conducting under Abraham Kaplna, Gerald Mack, John Nelson, and Weston Noble, and Voice under Richard Parke and Sandra Regan. Robert is also the Director of Music at the Westover School in Middlebury, CT, and directs the Westover Glee Club and its concert tours. Robert and his wife Bonnie Sue live in Woodbury.
You can e-mail Robert Havery at stjohns(at)stjohnsonthegreen.org (please type 'Robert Havery' in the subject line.)
Melissa Rooklidge, choral director
Melissa Rooklidge is the Director of the Waterbury Youth Chorus. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Music Education degree with a concentration in Voice. In 2009, she served as the Assistant Director at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lubbock, Texas, and as an Administrative Assistant to the West Texas Children’s Chorus. In addition, she served as a 2nd grade Teaching Artist for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Through a study abroad program in 2010, she taught music with instruction in Italian to students at the elementary school “Il Dovaldo Ridolfi” in Tuscania, Italy. Ms. Rooklidge student taught at W.S. Ryan Elementary and Denton High School in Texas in the spring of 2011.
Ms. Rooklidge had the pleasure of singing with various choirs at Texas Tech University, which included a performance at Carnegie Hall in 2010 with the TTU University Choir. Ms. Rooklidge enjoys teaching students of all ages and hopes to spread the joy of singing throughout the community.
You can e-mail Melissa at mrooklidge(at)gmail.com
Angela White, director of Christian education
Angela was introduced to St John’s by her husband in 1986 and this wonderful church has been a part of her life since. Angela and Ryan were married at St John’s in 1988 and all four of their children were baptized here. Over the years, Angela has taken an active part in the church school and family activities and has now been the director of Christian education for youth and families for many years.
Angela was raised, one of nine children, in Enfield. She received her BSN at the University of Connecticut and is presently a cardiovascular critical care registered nurse working at The Heart Center at Waterbury Hospital. She has lived in the Greater Waterbury area since 1984 and presently resides with her family in Terryville, Ct.
Using her creative energy, Angela has developed additional programs and activities for youth and families at St John’s beyond Sunday mornings, including a Youth Group for middle and high school kids, Youth Musical Theatre, summer VBS and Family Camping. In addition to providing a traditional Liturgical Christian education, Angela integrates music and the arts in the learning process. She involves the youth in outings and outreach programs that can be shared with all families and church members in addition to having the youth take part in the Sunday church services. Angela fosters spiritual worship, fellowship and growth in all children and their families.
Rosemary Minkler, noon service organist
Pat DiMasi, security/sexton
Tony Cavallo, security/sexton