On Sunday, March 10, during her visit to our parish, Bishop Susan Bell commissioned four new Lay Readers and Catechists for our parish. Lay Readers are laypersons authorized by a bishop to lead certain services of worship or lead certain parts of a service. They are members of the congregation permitted to preach or teach, and to officiate at some services.
John Bowen, Beth Green, and Matthew Lee are among the regular preachers at Saint John's. Susan Little is a frequent catechist, small group leader, and Bible teacher. All four were admitted as Lay Readers by Bishop Bell.