Kathy Stuck gets a lot out of St. John’s, and the church values her so much that she was asked to follow in the footsteps of the lovely Jan Henderson as the new Senior Warden! As a person who likes to have fun, this is the perfect place for her to worship, hang out with friends, and make new friends. She feels that St. John’s is a “rock that this community can lean on” and being on the Vestry is a way for her to give back a tiny amount of what she gets from St. John’s. Kathy has served on the Vestry for nearly 3 years, as well as 2 terms 10 years ago. She is also on the Buildings and Grounds Committee and was part of the Rector Search Committee. When she is not keeping busy here at St. John’s you’ll find her out on the trails, the river, the bike path, the slopes, or busy in her garden. Her “dirty” little secret? She enjoys reading “trashy romance novels.”
Cody Mueller was humbled and pleased to serve on the Vestry when asked, and inspired by the caliber of the other Vestry members, staff, and clergy (he might have also gleaned some inspiration from the time he sat in the Pope’s chair). From creating the hospital to providing space for local nonprofits, Cody, the Junior Warden on the Vestry, knows that St. John’s has and continues to be the leading religious voice in the community and a leading provider of assistance to those in need. When he’s not busy with the Vestry or the Long Range Planning Committee, he’s chasing around his four children, serving on the boards of the Teton Village Resort District, Teton Village Architectural Committee, Jackson Hole Youth Basketball, and the Riva Ridge Owners Association.
Luette Keegan loves to trail run and gets a little sad every winter when the ground is replaced with snow; however, having lived in Jackson for more than 20 years, she still keeps busy outside during the winter months. Luette has served on the Vestry since 2013. Currently, she serves as Clerk and devotes significant time to the Human Resources Committee. Beyond her St. John’s family, she works as the Operations Manager for Willow Street Group, a firm that specializes in trusts, trust administration and family office services. She also gives her time to the Community Safety Network as a volunteer advocate and, in her free time, enjoys road biking, reading a good book and spending time with her family. Luette feels that it is a tremendous privilege to serve on the St. John’s Vestry. It allows her to learn, contribute and participate more fully in her church and the needs of the local community.
If you have young children, you probably already know Meredith Adams and her adorable children who frequent the nursery on Sundays. A busy mom, Meredith lobbies across the state for education initiatives, serves on the Habitat for Humanity board, and leads a monthly book club at the Library. And that’s all outside of the church! Here at St. John’s, Meredith has served on the Vestry for three years and serves on the Long Range Planning Committee. Meredith loves being part of the St. John’s community and serves as a way of saying “thank you” for the warm and welcoming environment for her family. She serves to set a great example for how we all, as churchgoers, should act toward our neighbors.
Carole always thought home was a place. After living in various areas, including more than half her time in Jackson for the last fifteen years, she realizes home is a feeling. St. John's is home. As is Wyoming, Carole sees St. John's as Jackson's spiritual home. The welcoming parishioners, the response to crisis, the caring outreach, the unconditional love, and the incredible hospitality to all are some of the reasons she feels led to serve on the Vestry. And, she is honored to serve with St. John's priests and fellow Vestry members. Carole is a founding member of the Kitchen Guild and Vestry liaison to the Worship Committee. Her other volunteer activities include working with the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust as a Trustee. Carole and her husband, Burke, are blessed to be able to pursue the many outdoor activities of this magnificent place. When not in Jackson, they enjoy being in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with their children and ten perfect grandchildren.
If he had to guess, Andy Cornish would say he has been on the Vestry for about 8 years. He also serves on the Stewardship and Cuba Committees (but he admits part of the reason he is on the Cuba committee is for Margaret’s famous mojitos!). He feels that St. John’s practice of reaching out to those in need without concern over whether or not they are a member of the church, or any church for that matter, is the most meaningful action possible. Having lived in the area for 25 years, he enjoys all Jackson has to offer – skiing, soccer, fishing, cycling. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including watching his children’s recreational activities. In fact, his daughter, Andie, has been labeled “an over-competitive runner” but Andy doesn’t think this is the case. He’s not sure where those tendencies come from, but he did point out that he beat Andie at the middle school parent’s fun run…
Keith Mader moved to Jackson back in 1983 fresh out of college. Aside from three years away at graduate school, he has called this area home ever since. Feeling called to do his part to help lead us forward in God’s will and spirit, he has served on the Vestry for countless years. In addition, Keith enjoys being a part of the Evangelism and Service Committees as well as the Healing Team. He is trained as a Stephen Minster and regularly serves as a Lector and Chalice Bearer (he is a busy guy around St. John’s!). When he is not serving the church, you will find him spending time with his family camping, hiking, biking, skiing or traveling. When asked to tell a “fun fact” Keith provided one of the most interesting: “I was an expert on destructive cults, have spoken on this topic around the country, and have appeared on Oprah, Maury Povich, Morton Downy, and a variety of other radio and television broadcasts. I have counseled families, intervened to help people out of cults (“deprograming”) and helped organize and spoken at national conferences on this topic.”
Liz is passionate about St. John’s Medical Center and is on the Board of Trustees. She also serves on the hospital’s Foundation Board and is an advocate on behalf of the Oncology Department. After growing up on a cattle ranch in rural Nevada, Liz lived in Salt Lake, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, and Connecticut before discovering Jackson. This health advocate was attending services at St. John’s the first week she moved here and “was moved in some way that is too difficult to articulate;" she just knew it was her spiritual home. Shortly after moving to Jackson fulltime, she was asked to serve as a Lay Chaplain. She has now been providing this important ministry for the last five years and serves on the Service Committee. Elizabeth knows that St. John’s has been a stalwart presence in this community for over 100 years, and hopes 100 years from now, we will be equally committed and devoted to the needs of the community. She's also a proud grandmother to a newborn baby girl that shares her name.
Annie moved to Jackson in 2000, and has been teaching at Colter Elementary as the Computer Teacher for 16 years. You might see her daughter, Sarah serving with her on the Altar Guild. They also love serving at the Chapel of the Transfiguration. Annie is one of our new recruits to the Vestry and feels honored to be chosen. Jimmy "spoke" to Annie during a sermon of being generous with our time and attention; wanting our whole heart and wanting for us to give our heart away. She was overcome with a calmness about the decision of the Vestry nomination, and "felt the Holy Spirit move through me and had no more doubt." She is dedicated to St. John’s and thrilled to be a part of the parish in this exciting time of change and growth.
Beverly is what some might call a Cradle Episcopalian. When she found out she was adopted as a small child, her mother told her “you are so special because God chose you for us," which still resonates with her. She has always held her Grandmother’s spirit close, who was also an active member of her church. Beverly helps with our Library Snack Program. She found her love for serving tummies with the Montana Rescue Mission and Women and Children’s Shelter where her team would assemble 200 sandwiches weekly for the Mission’s mobile outreach program. In Montana, she also served on St. Luke’s Vestry and as Junior Warden. Additionally, she was on the Altar Guild, the board for St. Luke’s Child Enrichment Center Preschool, and as the Chair for four years. She is passionate about inclusion, sharing kindness and love, helping animals and people in need, and trying to always follow Jesus’ teachings in the way she lives her life and raises her two children. She works as a medical consultant within toxicology, which takes her throughout WY, MT, and ID.
Until he found a home in St. John’s in 2013, Kevin was a member of St. Michael’s Cathedral, Boise, Idaho. At St. John’s, Kevin has been a member of the Service Committee and is a regular at the spring clean-ups of the St. John’s and Chapel of the Transfiguration campuses. Kevin is particularly enthusiastic about St. John’s leadership role in Jackson and its environs as an effective messenger of Christ’s love. He wants to help spread that message through service on the Vestry. Kevin enjoys hiking in the Tetons, traveling, and community service. He is on the board of the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust, which seeks to preserve Wyoming’s ranches and farms, and is on the board of the Star Valley Arts Council, which encourages the arts in Star Valley. Previously, Kevin was on the board of Turning Point, Lincoln County’s domestic violence task force.
You have probably seen Ann Willott ushering on Sundays, but she also feels called by God to serve on the Vestry to “continue St. John’s history of leading the way physically and spiritually – providing hope and tangible help to our community and the world beyond.” She serves on the Education Committee to help us share God’s blessing and light with all. Ann is also on the Children’s Learning Center Board. She loves to travel. On one excursion, she and another person wrestled a 7-foot-long python into a trash barrel to save the snake's life (and probably her husband's). In addition to her love of travel and adventure, she enjoys a good book, classic cars and geology. Truly a woman of all trades!