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. Donald P. Goodheart

The Rev. Donald P. Goodheart has led congregations from rural New Hampshire to Seattle, Washington in his 45 years of ordained ministry. Under his leadership St. Paul’s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, grew to a membership of 2800, carried out a $14 million expansion of facilities, developed an Outreach Center, and started programs focused on spirituality…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jan Kelley

Jan Abdoney Kelley has lived in Tampa most of her life.  Raised in the Methodist Church, she became a confirmed Episcopalian at church of the Ascension in Clearwater shortly after she and her husband Rob married in 1985.  After moving back to Tampa, Jan and Rob joined St. John’s when their children began attending St.…

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…