Our Staff

Our Priest

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In May of 2013 St. Johnʼs was pleased to welcome our new priest and Vicar, The Reverend Nancy Powers. Mother Nancy was ordained to the priesthood after serving for eight years as a deacon at St. Matthewʼs Cathedral in Dallas. Nancy and her husband Norman have been married for 36 years and have four grown children. They love the Lake Texoma community, living in Pottsboro, and attending Cardinal sporting events! Please call the church office to talk to Mother Nancy about Baptism, or to discuss grief counseling, pre-marital counseling, or spiritual direction.

 

 

Director of Music

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Dr. Joshua Nannestad recently joined St. John’s as our Director of Music. Josh is an Assistant Professor of Choral Music at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant and has many years of experience in directing church choirs. His wife Joanna is also a professional musician and talented vocalist. Josh and Joanna are passionate about encouraging ALL PEOPLE to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.  Choir practice is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. All singers welcome!

 

 

  Church Secretary and Treasurer

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Rose-Margaret Hayden is the church secretary and treasurer. A member of St. John’s for many years, Rose-Margaret is the “go-to” person for your questions about events at St. John’s, donations to the church, and messages for Mother Nancy. Rose-Margaret works Monday through Friday from 1:30 until 5:00, and her cheerful voice is the one you hear when you call the church office!

 

 

 Youth Ministers

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Jennifer and Drew Boatman recently joined the staff as part-time Youth Ministers. They have been attending St. John’s since their marriage in 2015. Jennifer and Drew both grew up attending Episcopal youth events and they are excited about sharing their faith with the next generation.

 

 

 Children’s Chapel Director

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Mrs. Joanna Nannestad directs Children’s Chapel each Sunday morning during the first part of the 10 a.m. service. Children ages 4 to 9 are welcome to process out to the youth building for age-appropriate worship, fun songs, and Bible stories of the day. Children return to the main church in time for the Communion portion of the service. Older children are encouraged to stay in church for the entire service, and may be trained to serve as acolytes.

 

 

 Nursery Director

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Shelbie Zeltinger is our Nursery director. Shelbie is a nursing student at Grayson County College and a graduate of Pottsboro High School. Children ages 0 to 3 are welcome to join Shelbie in the nursery during the 10:00 service. There they are encouraged to play, join the older children for singing, and learn that God loves them! Parents are also welcome to keep their infants in church with them, or visit the nursery with them until they are comfortable.