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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. Jaime Case, Associate for Hispanic Ministry

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

Our curate, The Rev. Daren Chidester, has been a part of St. John's | San Juan for many years. A curate is a position for recently ordained clergy to learn on-the-job, as it were. Fr. Daren was ordained a priest in June, 2022, and is part of our clergy staff on a part-time basis. 

Fr. Daren can be reached by email at

Susan Bloomfield-Spangler
Music Director

Susan 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 Emerita
The Rev. Terri Lolcama, Deacon Emerita

Deacon Terri has been affiliated with St. John's for much of her adult life, and serves as our deacon emerita, after her retirement from active ministry in December, 2022. In her new role, she assists at the altar occasionally (mostly at major feasts), and enjoys some well-earned Sundays off!

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