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.

The Rev. Charles E. Connelly, Rector

Father Connelly did his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina and then earned an MBA at the Columbia Business School. After an eighteen-year career with Owens-Illinois, he spent fifteen years engaged in various entrepreneurial endeavors. As a layman he was involved in a wide variety of ministries in several Episcopal churches including serving…

The Rev. Michael Cannon

The Rev. Michael Cannon is excited to serve as Associate Rector. Though a South Carolina native, Michael did much of his growing up in South Florida. He is a second-career clergyman, having spent 28 years in business prior to seminary. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Washington & Lee University, and a Master’s…

The Rev. Chase Ackerman

A native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Father Ackerman received a Bachelor’s of Science in Naval Architecture from the United States Naval Academy in 2005 and spent eight years as an active duty Surface Warfare Officer.  He traveled extensively during his naval career, and enjoyed the opportunity to be stationed in numerous places, including the United…

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,…

The Rev. Dr. James Reho

Father Reho holds degrees in Asian Studies, Chemistry, and Divinity.  Prior to seminary, he was a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory and then a chemistry professor and researcher at East Carolina University.  Since graduating from The General Theological Seminary and being ordained a priest in 2008, he has ministered and taught in churches, seminaries,…

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…

Deacon Kathleen Moore

Kathleen Moore serves as St John’s Parish Deacon and also assists the Bishop as Archdeacon of the Diocese of Southwest Florida.  She grew up in the north of England and began her professional career in Europe as a teacher of English as a second language.  After coming to the USA in 1977, she spent more than thirty-five years as…

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…

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,…