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St. John's Episcopal
The Rev. Canon Alissa Newton, Canon in Residence
The Rev. Canon Alissa Newton, Canon in Residence

Canon Alissa came to St. John's as Canon in Residence in October of 2023. Alissa will serve St. John's as primary pastor while St. John's is transitioning to a new Rector (pastor/priest in charge) sometime in the coming months. "Canon" is the title for someone who works for the bishop's office. Alissa's primary assignment is as Canon for Congregational Development for the Diocese of Olympia. Alissa lives in Des Moines, WA with her spouse and children, and is thrilled to be serving St. John's in this way. 

The best way to reach Alissa is email (  or you can call the parish office, 360-352-8527, and leave a message for her.

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

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