People

Eric Litman

Eric Litman

Priest-in-Charge

The Rev. Eric R. Litman is the Priest in Charge of St. John’s Church. Prior to coming to St. John’s, Eric served parishes in Cambridge and Quincy. He also works as an environmental scientist consulting on issues involving environmental chemistry and conservation. Eric is involved in a variety of inter-religious organizations focused on building relationships across differences. Eric lives with his wife Emily and their two children Myles and Fiona in Cambridge.

eric.r.litman@gmail.com

Jeffrey Mills

Jeffrey Mills

Organist and Choir Director
About Jeffrey
Jeffrey is a talented musician and a leader in our diocese. He has exercised leadership in music ministries at Saint Peter’s Church in Cambridge, the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist on Bowdoin Street, Boston, and at Grace Church, Newton. In addition, he has served as a Vestry Member and Warden, and currently serves as a member of the Transition Committee anticipating the election of our new bishop next April. Jeffrey is also a trainer of Eucharistic Visitors for the Diocese of Massachusetts, and a Mentor in the Education for Ministry (EfM) program.

Jeffrey brings to St. John’s rich musical talents formed in study at Indiana University at Bloomington, where he received the B.Mus. in Organ and Church Music. He is also a bivocational music director, serving simultaneously in public service as Assistant Executive Director of the Board of Registration in Dentistry for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in Massachusetts. He solves crossword puzzles with a pen and enjoys bicycling as well.

Josh Caudill

Josh Caudill

Parish Administrator
About Josh

Josh Caudill has served as Parish Administrator at Saint John’s since September 2018. Formerly, he has worked at Calvary Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma, as Youth Minister, and at Redeemer Church in Norman, Oklahoma, where he also served as Youth Minister, in addition to managing the church’s communications and audio, visual, and technical needs. He currently works in places wherever he can find books–which, these days, is at the Cambridge Public Library. He has studied Biblical Languages (Oklahoma Baptist University) and Applied Linguistic Anthropology (University of Oklahoma) and is glad, while living in Massachusetts, to be able to put some of these skills to use for the church.

Josh has run 2 marathons, performed live in concert in 5 states, and enjoys playing Scrabble with his wife, who always wins, even though he has an advanced degree in linguistics.

 

Vestry Officers

Laura Brewer

Laura Brewer

Senior Warden
About Laura
As Senior Warden Laura is responsible for running the Vestry’s monthly meetings and sharing with the Junior Warden in the responsibility of guiding the parish in living out the ministry to which it has been called. She is a middle school teacher at The Rivers School.
Brian Goeselt

Brian Goeselt

Junior Warden
About Brian
Brian holds the portfolio for property matters at Saint John’s, overseeing the needs of our physical plant. He is a teacher at Newton North High School.
Cleo Messinger

Cleo Messinger

Clerk
About Cleo
As clerk, Cleo maintains the records of the parish, drafts minutes of each meeting of the Vestry, and issues the official warrant calling meetings of the parish.
Kevin McGee

Kevin McGee

Treasurer
About Kevin
Kevin oversees the books of the parish, presents a monthly budget report to the Vestry, and heads the Investment Committee of the parish, which holds responsibility for managing the funds endowed on behalf of Saint John’s. Kevin is an attorney in private practice.

 

Vestry Members

Kate Reeder

Kate Reeder

About Kate

Alec Schoeck

Alec Schoeck

About Alec
Jan Gilpin

Jan Gilpin

About Jan
Phoebe Robinson Foley

Phoebe Robinson Foley

About Phoebe
Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen

About Rhys
Alastair Battson

Alastair Battson

About Alastair