Our Staff


Fr. Dr. Greg Snyder

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Fr. Jeremy Shelton

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Walt Miller
Community Pastor

Walt Miller has been at St. John’s Parish for the past 25 years. Walt provides pastoral care, supporting parishioner’s ministries, teaching, and networking in the broader community. Walt started out as a public school teacher in various positions for 25 years before joining St John’s.

“I have a wonderful wife and 4 terrific kids”. We love the people and support at St. John’s and you are welcome to stop by anytime to pick the fruit of the season. St. John’s provides the best opportunities to worship and praise God on the islands.”

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Rob Schluter
Family Pastor

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Agnes Dixon
Parish Administrator

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Sally Dixon
Music Director

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Mark Hocutt




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Appointed in 2005,  Fr. Greg is the 40th rector of St. John's, having previously served the Parish as Curate and Associate Rector. He is a graduate of Trinity School for Ministry, as well as being a Doctor of Philosophy in Geochemistry.

Born in Palo Alto, CA in June 1960, Fr. Greg was raised in a Navy family, consequently growing up in multiple locations in the US and in Spain.

Baptized at the age of nine – at Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA – he attributes that early decision for Christ to the influence of his Vacation Bible School teacher and his maternal grandparents.

Fr. Greg came to the priesthood from a scientific background, and is a member of the Society of Ordained Scientists. Having taken a B.Sc in Geology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he undertook postgraduate studies (M.Sc and Ph.D) at the Colorado School of Mines, before working for nine years as a Research Professor of Planetary Geology and Geochemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

In addition to his parish duties, Fr. Greg is active within our Diocese, having served on the Diocesan Council, the Committee for Congregational Development, and the Standing Committee (including as its President). He currently chairs the Board of Examining Chaplains, and is an instructor of Old Testament and Theology in the Deacon’s School.  Having graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in 2002, he has served on its Board of Trustees since 2007.  

Fr. Greg married Elizabeth “Beth” Breland [pictured left] in 1982, and she is also currently serving the Diocese, as Assistant to the Bishop. They have two children: Rachel, who is married to Luke and lives in Colorado; and Sarah, who is graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL.

Fr. Greg enjoys reading – particularly history and theology – travel, and hiking, and especially any combination of all three.




The Vestry is composed of lay people whom the congregation has elected to serve as spiritual leaders. Their primary functions are to pray for the members and ministries of the parish, to work with the clergy to provide spiritual oversight and pastoral care, to provide leadership to the various lay ministries of the parish, and to steward the finances of the parish according to the vision God has given St. John’s. Each elected vestry member serves a three year term.

Tom Prevost

D. Thomas Prevost
Senior Warden & Adult Sunday School teacher

Thomas Prevost has been at St. John's Parish 16+ years. Tom leads the Vestry in budget development,management, new programs and communications internally with our members and externally with our partner organizations. During the last 35 years as a believing Christian, Tom has developed and lead Adult Bible studies.

Tom has a degree in engineering, an MBA, and a Dr. Of Science in Management. Before coming to St.John's, he served on the Vestry of Church of our Savior and before moving to Johns Island served on the Vestry of an Episcopal church in Connecticut for 14 years, serving as Sr. Warden for a total of 7years during that time period.

“Both my wife and I have experienced the Lord working true miracles in our personal lives in the areas of our health, our financial situation and our confidence in knowing God is always with us through the presence of the Holy Spirit.”

“The clergy, the staff and the congregation are totally committed to bring the truth of the gospel and the light of Christ to our community and as far as we can to the world.”

Jay Withington - Junior Warden

Jay Withington - Junior Warden

Sam Gervais

Sam Gervais

Eddie Porcher

Eddie Porcher

Russell Henderson

Russell Henderson

Perry Gervais

Perry Gervais

Bill Leland

Bill Leland

Heath Gunther

Heath Gunther

Liz Yandle

Liz Yandle

Church Treasurer - John Gervais, III

Secretary to the Vestry - Agnes Dixon