Annual Meeting Nominations
Don't miss the Annual Meeting of the parish this Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Hansen Hall. The following individuals have been chosen as candidates for the new vestry class of 2019. The current vestry recommends this slate of candidates to the parish. Join us for elections.
John Millar and his wife, Ann, were frequent visitors to the Jackson area for over 15 years, and relocated in 2016 from Houston. John spent 30 years in the chemicals industry, and his training in chemistry and business fueled his work as a manager in research, technology, planning and budgeting for a large company. He enjoys many outdoor activities, including resort, backcountry and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, and basketball. He loves music, especially classical, opera and blues and is an amateur guitarist. Since joining St. John’s, he’s participated in many church activities, including the Finance Committee, Habitat for Humanity builds, and St. John’s Outdoors. He believes our church does great work and will try to contribute to its efforts in any way possible. He believes some of his experience may be useful for the Dreaming project and is especially interested in outreach to youth in and around Jackson.
Karen Smith and her husband, Steven and son, Greyson moved to Jackson in 2012 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to that time, she spent every vacation possible in this spectacular valley, and was married at The Chapel of the Transfiguration by the Rev. Ken Asel. After becoming a local, the family attended St. John’s regularly because of the wonderful children’s chapel every Sunday. She believes that Margaret and Catherine taught Greyson the fundamentals of spreading love through Christianity, and that was all it took for the family to know that St. John’s was their church home. Karen believes that community service is a big part of herself, with ten years identifying social service needs in her Florida community and finding solutions to fit those needs. Her experience with the Junior League gave her a priceless skill set that led to her career with HealthStar Communications. A lifer for the firm, she has spent over 20 years selling medical education and meeting logistics services to the pharmaceutical industry. Karen works remotely now, which allows her to balance career, family and commitments to St. John’s and the community. Karen currently serves on the Education Committee and volunteers on Sundays during coffee hour.