A native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Geneva College (97’), Michael worked in campus ministry with Coalition for Christian Outreach for nine years. In
It was at St. Andrews that he met his future wife Megan Edmister, who was pursuing her Master of Arts in Higher Education at Geneva College. When Megan moved to Nashville to become the Coordinator of the Freshman Year Experience at Trevecca Nazarene University, Michael soon decided to relocate to Nashville. He has been assisting in the development of structures for the ordination process for the Anglican churches in middle Tennessee.
Michael and Megan were married in the summer of 2014. They share a love of music, movies, food and books. Some of the formative influences in Michael’s theology and ministry include Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, and Robert Farrar Capon.
Campbell Wilson, Church Administrator
Born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee to a teacher and a civil engineer, Campbell grew up in Christ Community church where he was heavily involved in the youth programming. He attended local schools such as New Hope Academy, Grassland Middle School, and Franklin High School. Campbell graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with B.A. in Psychology.
Throughout his college career, he worked with many youth ministries: YOKE, Christ Community Church with summer programming, Camp Brookwoods in New Hampshire as a summer counselor, and Grace Presbyterian Church in Knoxville as a youth leader. He enjoys sports such as football and soccer, outdoor activities, and organizing events for the energetic youth of today.
Joyce Fazio, Children's Coordinator
Joyce Fazio has spent the last 25 years in the classroom encouraging students to connect to text. She has taught in private Christian schools as well as public sectors in the New Jersey/ Philadelphia region, along with being an adjunct professor at Rowan College in New Jersey and Columbia State in Tennessee. She holds a BA in English Education (with elementary and high school certification) and an MA in English, both awarded at The College of New Jersey. She, of course, is an avid reader, a writer of poetry, and a student of simple living. Her faith journey took an interesting turn after reading Joan Chittister and Henry Nouwen. Joyce and Joe moved to Franklin to be near their married son and daughter-in-law. Their eldest son and daughter-in-law reside in Calgary, Alberta.
Beth Bizier, Hospitality and Prayer ,
A fifth generation Floridian, Beth resided in Central Florida until 2010, when she and her husband Paul moved to San Antonio, TX for 3 years and then to Franklin. Married since 1983 to Paul, their Christian walk has been diverse and filled with wonderful experiences and growth. Professionally, Beth’s career was as a Radiologic Technologist, primarily working in Orthopedics. She retired in 2010 when they moved to Texas.
Beth has had many roles in the church, both volunteer and staff over the years. From being part of the Episcopal Engaged Encounter Ministry as team with Paul, to serving on staff at a non-denominational megachurch in Texas, life in the church has offered many wonderful experiences.
Helping others to feel welcome is one of her joys here at St John’s and leading the hospitality ministry provides many wonderful opportunities for that.
In her personal life, prayer has been the constant that provides one of the greatest experiences of walking with and knowing Jesus. Leading the prayer ministry at St Johns allows her to share the mighty power of prayer with those within our church family, our community and others in need.
Aimee Stefanick, Music Coordinator
Aimee is a native of Tennessee and has lived in the Franklin area for the last 17 years. She, along with her husband and five children, have been a part of St. John’s since 2011. Aimee has a heart for seeing people engage with the Living God through music.
Scripture shows us that music is a vital part of worship. Through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, both modern and ancient, we bring honor to God and encouragement to the church body.
The Parish Council is comprised of the pastor and lay people elected by the members of the congregation. Together the council governs the church’s administrative affairs and seeks to broaden the base of leadership in the parish. The lay members also advise the clergy regarding the ministries of the church and provide accountability and support to the clergy in their work. The lay members of our parish council are:
Cissy Fleet, Chair
Mike Bishop, Co-Chair