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.

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,…

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…

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…

Suzy Lopez (2021)

A former acolyte and lifelong member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Suzy is a second-generation graduate of St. John’s Parish Day School, and her father served on the Vestry in the 1980s. She attended Camp Kanuga for Boys and Girls at the Kanuga Conference Center, the Episcopal Conference Center for Western North Carolina, for ten…

India Witte (2019)

India and her husband David have attended St. John’s since moving to Tampa in 1998, and became members of St. John’s Parish upon their confirmation by Bishop Lipscomb in 2002. They have found their Episcopal walk a perfect blend and compromise between India’s Protestant upbringing and David’s Catholic faith, and are pleased to have established…

Bob Yelverton (2020)

Dr. Robert W. Yelverton and his wife Carolyn have been communicants of the Episcopal faith since 1963 and members of St. John’s Church since 1971. Their three children, Ann Kelly, Mary Rush and Bo have all attended St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School. He has served on the School Advisory Committee and currently serves as…