In 2016, The Reverend William Patrick Edwards joined St. John’s as the seventh rector of our church.
Patrick came to us from Baton Rouge where he has been the priest in charge of St. Margaret’s church. He graduated from Nashotah Seminary in Wisconsin and is pursuing a doctorate from Sewanee. He is a passionate teacher and an enlightened preacher who enjoys history, politics and the outdoors, but puts his family and his calling above all things. Patrick is a true gentleman and scholar and will serve the diverse communicants of our congregation with humility, compassion and wit.
Our Parish Profile speaks of a congregation who has been attracted to a warm and welcoming community of people, the continuity of the Anglican liturgy, the beautiful and serene environment in which we live and a commitment to making a difference in the world, both locally and globally. The 180 active families and individuals in our congregation share the values of family, friendship and faith and care deeply for their community traditions. Friendliness, humility and a sense of humor figure prominently in the traits that we most admire in a minister. Fr. Patrick has bridged the gap between our church and the varied members of our community: multigenerational, thriving, diverse and rich in resources, compassion and faith.