Parish Staff

We are fortunate as a parish to have a dedicated staff that helps support all of the activities that take place on a day to day basis.

The majority of our staff work part-time and perform a wide range of duties. The following is listing along with contact information. You can click on their name to open an email link.

The Presiding Bishop & The Bishop of the Diocese of Central PA

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church Center
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(800) 334-7626

The Rt. Rev. Audrey Cady Scanlan, Bishop, Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
101 Pine Street
PO Box 11937
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1937
(717) 236-5959


Parish Staff

The Rev. Douglas Dailey

Interim Rector
E-mail The Rev. Douglas Dailey

Fr. Doug brings 30 years’ experience of full-time church work to St. John as our interim rector. A priest of the Diocese of Atlanta, this is his third interim call or position, as he recently served as the interim rector at St. Andrew’s in State College, Pennsylvania and before that was interim dean of St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Laramie, Wyoming. He was the rector of Grace Church in Gainesville, Georgia prior to his service in Laramie, and rector of Trinity Church in Statesville, North Carolina, prior to Gainesville. Fr. Doug went to college at Emory University in Atlanta, where he majored in finance, and followed this by six years as a commercial banker in Atlanta. He prepared for ordained ministry at Lincoln Theological College in Lincoln, England and the University of Nottingham in Nottingham, England. He was ordained deacon and priest in the Diocese of Hereford, England and served as a curate of the Priory Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Leominster, Herefordshire, before returning to the States. He then served as the associate rector of Church of the Ascension in Hickory, North Carolina, before his call to Statesville. Fr. Doug is blessed to have three young adult daughters and two grandchildren.


Rodney Barnett

Organist & Choir Director
E-mail Rodney Barnett

Rodney joined our staff in 2008. In addition to his responsibilities as organist, he also directs the choir, hand bells, and children’s musical activities. The music program here also includes an occasional Evensong as well as the newly established St. John’s Concert Series. He also is the director of the York Ecumenical Choral Society, and also serves on the Diocesan Commission of Music and Liturgy for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.

Catherine Sowers

Financial Director
E-mail Catherine Sowers

Cathy took over the Financial Administrator position in January 2017.  Prior to St. John, she served briefly as the interim Business Manager for The Appell Center for the Performing Arts.  For over 27 years she was Director of Accounting and Finance for the former Art Institute of York PA.  She and her husband Charlie are long time members of St. Joseph Church in York having served over the years as Catechist in the Religious Education program and other volunteer efforts.  Cathy and Charlie have 2 daughters and a grandson Colin who just turned 6 years old. Cathy enjoys working with flowers and plants and cooking large family dinners when there is time.

Kris Ort

Parish Office Administrator
E-mail Kris Ort

Kris has been employed at St. John since October 2012.  Prior to that, she was the church secretary at Mt. Zion UCC for nine years.  Kris is an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she completed several terms as secretary of the Staff-Pastor Parish Relations Committee and currently serves as lay reader and sings with their Celebration Choir.  Her hobbies include singing, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.  She and her husband, Kevin, have two daughters.



Shawn Lauer

E-mail Shawn Lauer

Shawn has been a part of the St. John staff since October 2012.  He lives in York with his wife and two children.  He enjoys exercise especially biking and spending time with his family.

Alison Vedder

Ministry Coordinator
E-mail Alison Vedder

Alison is a York County native and has been a member of St. John Episcopal Church since June 1987.  She became an employee as Ministry Coordinator in October 2012.  Some of her volunteer efforts at St. John past and present include Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school, offering teller, Our Daily Bread casserole maker, member of the handbell choir, usher, lector, chalicer, etc.  Alison enjoys being a church worker as she is also the office administrator at Heidelberg UCC.  She and her husband Chris have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.