Leadership

Leadership

Rev. James T. Snodgrass, Priest-in-Charge

Father James came to St. John’s Havre de Grace as the Priest-in-Charge in 2013. He was ordained in 1976 in the Diocese of New York. He served 10 years as an inner-city priest in bilingual churches in Harlem, South Bronx, and Newark, NJ, 4 years in a cathedral in Cincinnati, and 16 years in Olean, NY. In 2006, he and his wife, an ecologist, co-founded a retreat center and new mission in the rural mountains of Puerto Rico, weaving together spirituality and care of creation. James has helped found three emergency shelters for families, organized and directed four church-based sleep away camps, and initiated ecumenical and interfaith partnerships. Father James is married to Patty Parsley in a blended family of seven adult children and eight grandchildren.

Rev. Gail Landers, Deacon

The Rev. Gail Landers, Deacon, came to St. John’s Havre de Grace after serving at Trinity, Long Green and Emmanuel, Bel Air. She was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in June 2009 and her ministry has included working with the homeless, victims of domestic violence, and inmates at the Harford County Detention Center. Gail also works as a Parish Administrator at The Church of the Messiah and serves as a Mentor for Exploring Baptismal Ministry (“EBM”) for the Diocese of Maryland. Gail is married to Michael Landers in a blended family of four children and seven grandchildren. Gail was in the banking industry for thirty years before entering the ministry.

William A. Price III, Senior Warden

Bill has been a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church Havre de Grace for thirteen years. He and his wife, Gay Lynn, were married here. Bill has served St. John’s as a Junior Warden, then Senior Warden, and Chair of Capital Campaign. Professionally, Bill is Vice President of AKT3 Company for lighting and serves as Chair of the Havre de Grace Arts Collective and Havre de Grace Opera House.

Lee Parsons, Junior Warden

Lee grew up in Reisterstown, MD. She was christened and confirmed at All Saints Church in Reisterstown. She raised her two children, Jim and Robin, in Hampstead, MD. In 1990, she bought a condo in Havre de Grace and became a part of St. John’s congregation. She serves as an usher, as part of the Grace Place team, and as a Eucharistic visitor. Her career has been as a Medical Secretary, currently at Harford Memorial Hospital. She is an avid reader, traveler, and card player. Her favorite activity is hanging out with family, including her six granddaughters.

Shelia McCutcheon, Parish Administrator and Vestry Registrar

Sheila has been a member of St. John’s Havre de Grace since childhood. She was baptized and confirmed here, as were her children and granddaughter. She has been married for 45 years and a foster parent for 31 years. She blessed us by becoming our Parish Administrator after 22 years working at APG. She also serves in many other vital roles in the church as Vestry Registrar, President of the ECW, and Co-chair of St. John’s Cupboard with vestry member, Nadine Anderson.