Meet the Vestry

The vestry is an elected group of parish members who oversee the church and its operations. This group of parish members ensure that the church obeys the denomination’s church doctrine

Greg Hearing, Senior Warden (2020)

Greg is married to Kamra and they have four boys who have graduated or are still attending St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School. Greg grew up in Tampa and has attended St. John’s Church since 1972, serving in the choir for six years. He graduated from St. John’s in 1978 and, after graduating law school,…

Paul Brokaw

I am a lifelong Episcopalian and have been a member of St John’s since 1990.  I grew up in Kansas, I was educated in Kansas and moved to the Kansas City area after college.  While living in the Kansas City area, my wife and I were members of St. Michaels and All Angels parish in…

Dallas Coffield (2021)

I was born at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois to Air Force officer Dallas Biggs Coffield Jr and Tampa native Mrs. Sylvia Petteway Coffield, who met during their college years at the University of Tampa. The family moved to Tampa briefly while my father went to Vietnam. Upon his return, we moved to Germany,…

Dennis Carr (2020)

Dennis and his wife Erin moved to Tampa from Atlanta in 1999 and have attended St. John’s for over nine years. Dennis was born in Jacksonville and raised as a Catholic in the Tampa area where he graduated from Jesuit High School. He was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in 2010. Dennis has been an…

Brett D. Divers

Brett is a life-long Episcopalian and a Tampa native.  He was baptized at St. Andrew’s and served as an acolyte there for many years.  Brett and his wife, Pam, have two children, Ryan and Hayley, who were long-serving acolytes before leaving for college. Brett and his family usually attend the 9:15 a.m. service and have…

Richard D. Eckhard (2021)

Rick and Tweed Eckhard have three children: twin daughters Carson and Sykes, both 2012 graduates of St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School, and Skip, currently a sixth grade student at St. John’s. Rick has served on the Church’s finance committee and chaired the Every Member Canvas. Rick is a lawyer with Holland & Knight and…

Richard B. Hadlow

Richard was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and moved to Tampa in 1978.  Richard is a graduate of Duke University (B.A.), Florida State University College of Law (J.D. with honors), and the University of Florida (LLM Taxation).  Richard is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, practicing in the corporate and corporate finance areas. Richard, a…

Kim French (2020)

St. John’s parishioners for more than 16 years, Kim and her husband Stephen have two children—Virginia “Bradley” (St. John’s and Robinson High School IB alumna, currently at Washington and Lee) and Emerson “Carter” (Jesuit High School). The St. John’s Church and School community has been a constant blessing in their lives since moving to Tampa…

Laura Hobby (2021)

Laura Hobby has been a member of St. John’s since 1985 when her parents, Bob and Lynda Vawter, joined the church. St. John’s has been the center of her life since then. She married her husband, Clarke Hobby, at St. John’s and her children, Charles and Virginia, were baptized at the church. Laura’s involvement in…