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John Hare — Warden

John Hare is Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale University.  He has also worked for Tyndale Biscoe Memorial High School, Srinagar, Kashmir, India (as high school teacher), Fellowship of Universities and Schools (as teacher and counselor), Lehigh University (as assistant professor), Medical College of Pennsylvania (as teacher), House Foreign Affairs Committee (as staff), Calvin College (as associate professor), and he is a published composer of church music.

Karen Mahan — Warden

Growing up in Indonesia as a daughter of missionaries, Karen has always been fascinated by international cultures. She studied in Freiburg, Germany, before obtaining a B.A. in political science at U.C. Riverside and after a stint on Capitol Hill with the Ways and Means Committee, worked as a campus minister at Dartmouth College and subsequently at Yale. Karen has helped to coordinate student ministries in the Republic of Georgia and Cambridge, England, and she currently works with women in the Yale graduate community. She has a passion for helping people to integrate Scripture with their daily lives. In keeping with her international interests, Karen has enjoyed teaching ESL Bible classes for Yale-connected women, interacting with Yale World Fellows and working with refugees in New Haven area. She is married to David Mahan and they have three grown children.

David Baugham — Vestry Treasurer

David Baugham is a master’s candidate at the Yale School of Public Health, where he focuses on healthcare management in partnership with the Yale School of Management. He is a 2018 graduate of Wright State University and a guitar teacher and performer. In 2019, he interned in operations at the Cleveland Clinic, where he plans to return after graduating from Yale in 2020.

Abbie Storch — Vestry Clerk

Abbie Storch is a graduate of Yale Divinity and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where she earned her master’s in religion and literature. She works as an editorial assistant for the religion and world literature lists at Yale University Press, and loves reading and thinking about how God is manifest in the narratives and “spots of time” of human experience.

Elizabeth Bickley — Vestry Member

Elizabeth formed a lifelong connection with urban public places as a young girl when she did cartwheels in downtown parks, marched in holiday parades, and imagined histories of aged buildings. She serves St. John’s by implementing building improvements, maintaining and beautifying the grounds, and convening congregants to care for shared spaces. She is a 2016 graduate of Yale Divinity and the Institute of Sacred Music, where she earned a master’s in religion and material culture, and she works as Special Projects Manager at the Town Green District.

Anne Carroll — Vestry Member

Anne Carroll moved to New Haven, from Atlanta Georgia, in 2012 to start a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Yale Graduate School. A cradle Episcopalian, she was happy to join the family of her local church and had grown through the liturgy and community of St. John’s. Since becoming a doctor in December 2018, she has continued her research as a post-doc. She also continues to social dance with the local group Yale Swing Blues and Fusion.

Bill Rowley — Vestry Member

Bill and his wife, Rebecca, joined the St. John’s family in 2018. Prior to moving to New Haven, Bill taught philosophy and writing at University of Rochester, where he earned his PhD in Philosophy in 2016. Professionally, he specializes in epistemology, early modern philosophy, and philosophy of religion/philosophical theology – but likes to converse with anyone interested in matters at the intersection of faith and reason.

Michèle Sigg — Vestry Member

Michèle Sigg has been a member of St. John’s since 2000.  She holds a Ph.D. in World Christianity and Missions from Boston University. She grew up in France as a missionary kid where her dad worked as a pastor in the Reformed Evangelical Church. She is married to Sam and they have three children. She leads the Children and Family Ministries Committee and the ESOL program at St. John’s.

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