St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

St. John's Clergy

Fr. Greg Snyder. Sr. Rector

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 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, they have a daughter and 1st Grand baby Ellie France; And Sarah, a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL also recently married to Cary Brown.
Fr. Greg enjoys reading – particularly history and theology – travel, and hiking, and especially any combination of all three.
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Fr. Jeremy Shelton. Associate Rector

Fr. Jeremy was called to St. John's Parish Church in June 2018. He is joined together in mission and ministry with his wife Jessica and sons, Will (13), Ben (10), and Hayes (3).
Fr. Jeremy holds an MDiv from Trinity School for Ministry and did his undergraduate studies in Sociology and History at Southern Wesleyan University and Thomas More College, respectively.
He is involved with missions both locally and internationally. Locally with Angel Oak Elementary, Haut Gap Middle School, and Barrier Island Little League. Internationally in Lima, Peru. Fr. Jeremy's calling to St. John's Parish Church includes pastoral care, family ministry, men's ministry, local and international missions, teaching, preaching, study, and liturgy.
In his spare time Fr. Jeremy enjoys baseball with his sons, playing with his yellow lab Molly, golf, fishing, hiking, reading, and travel.
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