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St. John's Episcopal
The Rev. Robert C. Laird, Rector
The Rev. Robert C. Laird, Rector

Fr. R.C. is the rector (senior pastor) of St. John's | San Juan. He came to St. John's in April 2015 on an interim basis, and began his ministry here as the rector in the summer of 2016. R.C. studied at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating in 2010, and then serving as a curate at the Chuch of the Holy Trinity in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan for two years. He then served as the vicar of St. Luke's Church in Seattle from 2012-2015. Before attending seminary, R.C. was a church musician in Minnesota, and spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where he focused on prison ministry, primarily at the Nashua Street Jail in Boston, Mass. 

The best way to reach R.C. is email (, or you can call the parish office, 360-352-8527, and press "1" when you hear the voicemail prompts.

The Rev. Michael Beat├│n Oakley, Curate

I am very happy to share my curate ministry with all of you, who have been a community that has supported my entire process of ordination in the Episcopal Church. As this process progresses, I am encouraged to discover all the new learning opportunities that I am sure my continued engagement within this community will bring me. I have an open heart to serve, a willingness to listen and a desire to walk together on a path where we can all share the joy and closeness of our Faith.

To reach Father Michael, his email is or you can call 360-352-8527, and then press "4" when you hear the voicemail prompts.

James French
Music Director

James French is our organist and choir director.  Mr. French’s eclectic music career includes church music positions as organist and music director include St. Athanasius Congregation at the Cathedral Center of Paul, Los Angeles and Music Director of the Maui Symphony Orchestra.   Mr. French is married to internationally recognized artist Claudia Cotrutza French ( with their seven children, (two having graduated from universities in California, spring 2017 and begun their new careers.).  James can be reached at or by calling 360-352-8527, and then pressing "3" when you hear the voicemail prompts.

The Rev. Terri Lolcama, Deacon
The Rev. Terri Lolcama, Deacon

Deacon Terri has been affiliated with St. John's for much of her adult life, and serves as our deacon. She helps lead our Outreach Committee, bringing the needs of the world to the attention of the church, as well as proclaiming the Gospel and setting the table in the liturgy. She can be reached by email at

Dan Kapsner

Dan Kapsner is responsible for keeping our church safe and clean.  He has been responding quickly to escalating publich health protocols by wiping down surfaces and keeping our supplies stocked.  During more peaceful times when we are able to gather, Dan helps move tables and configure the Parish Hall for all the various gatherings we host at St. John's.  Dan can be reached at 360-352-4701 (call or text) and

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