Head Sexton

Tony Taylor and his staff work tirelessly to clean and maintain the buildings and grounds on a daily basis. While most the sextons work other jobs, they are a dedicated team to St. John’s. They work different schedules throughout the week to prepare and plan for events as they are scheduled at the church. They set up tables and chairs, change light bulbs, prepare coffee and lemonade, clean the church, Heyward Hall and the Barr Center, clean gutters, maintain housekeeping supplies, move and set up AV equipment, wash and dry tablecloths and linens, restock the kitchen pantry, provide for a safe and healthy environment in the kitchen, nursery rooms and other special areas. They change the dossals (to seasonal colors) on the Rereodos in the church, set up pew candles, make small facility repairs, and so much more. They help plant flowers and mulch garden areas on Grounds Day and work closely with the different kitchen crews, the Parish Events Ministry Team as well as the Property Committee. They all have special skills and gifts that provide the resources for keeping St. John’s looking its best. Tony works Monday-Wednesday from 2:30 – 7 pm and on Sundays mornings. To report a facility maintenance or grounds issue, contact mwj@stjohnscolumbia.org.