As rector (lead priest), Nicholas leads worship weekly and preaches about three Sundays a month. He also teaches in Bible studies and adult formation and provides pastoral care. He marries, buries, and baptizes and helps people get ready for those things. Nicholas is the head of staff and chairs the vestry (our governing board), sharing with those groups and many other committees and teams responsibility for guiding the ministry of St. John’s. He hopes to be more involved in the wider community as time goes by, helping St. John’s continue its traditions of community engagement as followers of Jesus Christ. He loves to think with others about the Christian life and grow in it with them.