Clergy

  • The Rev. Deborah M. Woodward

    The Rev. Deborah M. Woodward

    Interim Priest

    I am humbled, honored and excited to be with you all at St. John's as your Interim Priest.

    I As priest, most of my ordained ministry has been in the Diocese of Massachusetts, beginning as Deacon and Rector at Christ Church in Somerville in 1987. During that cure, I also served as Interim Director of Field Education at The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. I was a Consulting Priest for the Diocese of Christchurch in New Zealand while my husband, Jim and I were circumnavigating the globe on our sailboat, Sweetwater. I returned to Boston and was called as Rector at Trinity Church in Randolph. More recently, I have enjoyed ministry in more transitional settings: Priest-in-Charge at Good Shepherd in Reading, Interim at St. John’s in Charlestown, Interim at St. James in Amesbury, and Bridge Priest at Trinity in Marshfield, maternity coverage at St. James in Groveland and sabbatical coverage at St. Stephen’s in Cohasset. I truly enjoy meeting new people in the many varied and wonderful ministries of our Diocese. I find this work fascinating and refreshing!

    Having been with you now only a few months, I am, once again, deeply grateful for who you all are and for our life together.

    On a more personal note, my husband, Jim, and I live aboard our 79 foot steel “house-ship”, Fintry, in East Boston. The marina offers us a spectacular view of the city and places us centrally, both in the Diocese, and amidst our three children and three grandchildren who live in Malden, Watertown and Lowell.

    Jim chairs the Diocesan Audit Committee and serves as mentor for Mass Challenge, a major incubator for start-up companies. Also, Fintry keeps him very busy!

    My other pastimes include golf (can just barely break 100 on my best day), needlepoint (Christmas stockings for the grans), orchids (they seem to thrive on the boat) and singing, having recently joined the Newburyport Choral Society.

    I look forward to serving with you with God’s grace in the ministries we will share.

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  • Chris Beukman

    Chris Beukman

    Deacon

    Chris Beukman is a native of the Netherlands (cheese, tulips, windmills etc. ) who moved to the Boston area in 1981 after meeting his wife Lucy in Jerusalem. He attended Harvard Divinity School and Andover-Newton Theological School, and was the Protestant Chaplain and Diversity Specialist at Carney Hospital in Dorchester for 14 years. Since 2004, Chris has been the Pastoral Ministries Manager of Linden Ponds Retirement Community in Hingham. He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 2009 and has served parishes in Quincy and Walpole as a Deacon.

    Deacon Chris lives in Norwood with his wife Lucy, a musician, and a rabbit named Knuffel. He has two adult children, Jonah age 29, who works in the development office at Andover-Newton Theological School, and Rebecca 26 who is currently still at home. Deacon Chris this year has met his bucket list goal of completing a Century, a 100 mile bike ride. He and his bike are inseparable.

Staff

  • Joyce Cogavin

    Joyce Cogavin

    Parish Administrator

  • Grace Belo

    Grace Belo

    Sexton

  • Eric Eidswick

    Eric Eidswick

    Sexton

  • Mike Maslauskas

    Mike Maslauskas

    Music Coordinator

Vestry

  • Jeff Bishop

    Jeff Bishop

    Senior Warden

  • Donna Sinnery

    Donna Sinnery

    Junior Warden

  • Sonya Prear

    Sonya Prear

    Treasurer

  • Margaret Lobo

    Margaret Lobo

    Clerk

  • Amy Cataldo

    Amy Cataldo

    member

  • Racquel Marr

    Racquel Marr

    Member

  • Carolyn Depoto

    Carolyn Depoto

    member

  • Joseph Griffith

    Joseph Griffith

    member

  • JR King

    JR King

    member

  • JoAnn Wright

    JoAnn Wright

    member

  • Tara Probeck

    Tara Probeck

    Member

  • Tracey Trombert

    Tracey Trombert

    Member

  • Andrea Blood

    Andrea Blood

    Member

Office Hours

Monday 9:00-2:00

Tuesday 2:00-7:00

Friday 9:00-2:00

or by appointment

Saint John’s Episcopal Church

237 Pleasant StreetFranklin, MA 02038508.528.2387stjohns.franklin@verizon.net