Rev. Canon Lesley Hay, Priest-in-Charge
The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay joined St. John’s, Havre de Grace January 2022 as part time Priest-in-Charge, following the footsteps of Fr. James Snodgrass. After seminary at Westcott House, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and Berkeley/Yale Divinity School, Lesley served her curacy in Oxfordshire, England, and was ordained priest in 2007. Through Yale, she returned to Connecticut in 2008, adding training as an interim priest through the Mennonite Institute, and serving in two parishes before becoming rector of a church in Northern Alabama. She was appointed Canon for Operations and Acting Vice Dean at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, in 2013. Returning east in 2016 she has led churches in transition in New Jersey and Long Island, combining this with ongoing associations as priest in residence with The House of the Redeemer in New York City, and the Anglican Church in St Bart’s in the Caribbean.
Lesley holds a first degree from the University of St. Andrews, a Masters from The London School of Economics and counseling credentials from The New School of Psychotherapy, London. She enjoyed a long career as a behavioral consultant working internationally on cross-cultural issues, and the impact on people in organizations undergoing change and restructuring. Often experience from her career before answering her priestly vocation dovetails quite helpfully into the role of parish priest, and are brought with love now to serve St. John’s as it continues to grow in its mission and service within the wider Havre de Grace community.
Rev. Jane O’Leary, Deacon
Jane came to St. John’s during the pandemic in 2020, after serving as Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Jane was ordained in 1989 in the Diocese of Connecticut, coming to MD in 2002. She has served several parishes in both dioceses, most recently in Baltimore City. Jane is a licensed social worker and is retired after 50 years leading human service organizations in support of low income and vulnerable people. Jane and her husband Bill Mundy live in Baltimore County and have a blended family of 6 adult children and 7 grandchildren.
Patricia Hopkins, Senior Warden
Pat has been a member of St. John’s Havre de Grace for eleven years with her husband, David. She is the mother of three wonderful children and grandmother of four spectacular grandchildren. Pat is active on the ECW, leading some projects, and volunteers for St. John’s Cupboard. She was Junior Warden from 2016 – 2019 and Treasurer from 2019 to the present.
Irmgarde Brown, Junior Warden
Irmgarde Brown is a retired librarian/manager from Harford County Public Library, a long-time blogger (MeditationsFromZion.com), a photographer, a playwright and director, an active volunteer in the Havre de Grace arts community, a friend to the Village of Hope, Zambia, and a newly branded Episcopalian after forty years in the non-denominational church. Irmgarde has attended St. John’s since Fall of 2019. In July 2021, she will begin a two year commitment to the Living School of Action and Contemplation (online) out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a widow, the mother of three adoptees from Eastern Europe (now grown), and a grandmother of two. Her first novel, Sister Jane, launched in June 2021. A companion novella to this book, Sister Jane’s Journal, launches for Lent 2022. She is also the co-author of the memoir, Evidence Now Seen: How God Used One Couple to Touch the Lives of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Zambia whose publication has been postponed until mid-2022.
Mike McManmon, Treasurer
Mike recently retired and joined the St. John’s Vestry as Treasurer in January 2022. Prior to this he was the assistant treasurer and served on the Vestry. Mike has been a member of the St. John’s family for the past 10 years. Prior to his retirement, Mike spent his career with Ernst & Young, retiring as an audit partner after approximately 30 years in public accounting. Mike is originally from New York and transferred to the greater Baltimore area in 1997. In addition, Mike is very active in the St. John’s cupboard as well as serving as the Board Treasurer of the two senior housing facilities founded by our Church (St. John’s Commons and St. John’s Towers).
Sheila McCutcheon, 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 six grandchildren. She has been married for 47 years and a foster parent for 33 years. She blessed us by becoming our Parish Administrator after 22 years working at APG. She also serves as Co-chair of St. John’s Cupboard with Nadine Anderson and Lori Gengenbach.
Garrett Hall, Vestry Member
Garrett (They/Them/Their) is a queer Episcopalian who grew up in the Episcopal Church, was baptized, confirmed, and married. Garrett joined St. John’s family in 2021 upon relocating to Havre de Grace. Garrett is a trauma nurse leader, educator, and biomedical informaticist. Garrett strives to be a catalyst for change by promoting ALL people’s inclusiveness, including Queer families and Queer children of God within the Episcopal Faith. Garrett and their husband Michael are excited about continuing to grow their radical faith of LOVE with the St. John’s family as we celebrate diversity, inclusion, equality, and faith. Garrett celebrates that God is LOVE and all are welcome at St. John’s.
Lori Gengenbach, Vestry Member
Lori Gengenbach and family moved to Havre de Grace in 1993. Lori’s husband, Mark spent 20 years active duty Air Force which took them to Loring AFB, Maine; Andersen AFB, Guam and Aberdeen Proving Ground. Lori and Mark have three adult children. Daughter Sarah, son Chris and life partner Scott, and son Matthew and wife Danielle along with grandchildren. Lori has served as Church Administrator, Junior Warden, Buildings and Grounds, Vestry, Altar Guild, Prayer Ministry Team, Grace Place, Co-chair of St. John’s Food Cupboard.
Keith Butler, Vestry Member
Cary Chabalowski, Vestry Member
Cary was born in Chicago but grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee. He received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry at the University of Kansas, where he met and married his very patient wife, Molly. Early in his career he spent one year as a research professor at Johns Hopkins University, which was their introduction to Maryland. Cary and Molly enjoyed living on the East Coast, so in 1986 they moved from the Chicago area to Bel Air after getting a position at the US Army Ballistics Research Laboratory (now Army Research Lab.), APG. In 2003 Cary transferred to the DC area as a research administrator for the US Army, continuing until retirement in 2012. Upon retirement, Cary and Molly moved to their small lake home in Wisconsin, which they sold in August, 2021, and moved to Havre de Grace to be closer to their kids and old friends. Cary and Molly have two adult children who grew up in Bel Air and still reside in the area. Molly is a retired elementary school music teacher who taught in Harford and Fairfax Counties. Cary’s church experience includes serving on several vestries and trying his best to support other church activities as needed.