Meet our fantastic team.
The staff of St John’s consists of paid and volunteer staff. Each of them aims to make St John the Divine the best we can.
Rev. Matthew Buterbaugh
The Rev. Matthew L. Buterbaugh has been called to be the Interim Rector of St. John the Divine to lead the congregation through an eighteen-month discernment process.
Fr. Matthew is a lifelong Episcopalian, originally from Kansas, and has served in the Diocese of Milwaukee for nearly a decade.
He has 15 years of experience in parish leadership. He is currently completing a Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development from Bexley-Seabury Federation and has training in conflict resolution and mediation.
As a former missionary in Latin America, Fr. Matthew is also fluent in Spanish. He comes to St. John the Divine with open ears and an open heart to learn as much as teaching during his time with the parish.
Kevin P Monteith
Organist and Digital Presence Director
Kevin Monteith came to St John’s in 1995 as an usher for a wedding. After rehearsal, he asked to play the organ and got permission. While he enjoyed it, he did not think anything would come of the event.
A few weeks later, Fr Dean, the priest, asked if he wanted to play the organ during the week to keep it going, and one of his dreams came true. Not too long later, he started to play for the 8 am service and never left.
Besides playing the organ, Kevin wears many hats like setting the church up for services, maintenance, websites and social media, video, and much more.
Besides music, Kevin enjoys spending time with his human and fur nieces and traveling. He also is the “Kev” of Travels with Kev, where he helps people travel, mainly by rail.
Office Volunteer and more
Paul Haynes helps keep the church ticking! He makes sure the phone message and emails get answered, mail dealt with, service aids get put together, and he takes the phrase “other duties as assigned” seriously.
Book Keeper and more
Sharon Twist helps to make sure our bills get paid and deposits make it into the correct accounts.
She also is one of our morning prayer leaders.
Our Church’s Lay Leadership
Besides these fine people, St John’s has a group of pledging church members who act as our “board of directors,” and this group is known as the Vestry.
This group of people leads the church if there is no priest in charge, and if there is, they work with the priest.