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Transition Committee: Leadership
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The Rev. Canon Robert Goolsby
Clergy Co-chair

Bob was called to serve as the rector of St. Thomas in Palm Coast in 2018. He is a Florida native having grown up in the Diocese of Southeast Florida and earning a B.A. in Psychology at UCF, Orlando. Having been ordained for 16 years, Bob served two parishes in the Diocese of Texas before coming to the Diocese of Florida, where he was appointed Canon of the River Region. His passions in ministry include Christian Formation, administration, and seeking innovative ways to form community. Bob has been married to Karla for 16 years. He has two grown stepchildren, each with newborns, making him and Karla proud grandparents. Bob and Karla share a passion for animal rescue, walks on the beach, and traveling.

Barbara Stevenson
Lay Co-chair

Barbara has been a member of St. Mark’s, Jacksonville since 1976. She served on the Vestry twice, is a lay reader, Chalice Administrator, and head of the Church and Chapel Altar Guilds. She is honored to serve the Diocese in this most important mission. She will have completed the Lay Pastoral Ministry Course through the Diocese in December. She is a graduate of Florida State with a BS in Business Administration and is a retired federal employee. She has two grown children, two wonderful stepdaughters and two grandsons.

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Hannah Bardin

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Hannah Bardin has been a member of the Diocese of Florida all her life. Hannah was confirmed at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Mandarin, where she now serves as the Director of Youth Ministry. She attended Florida State University where she studied Religious Studies and Education and was involved with the Episcopal University Center at Ruge Hall. She is currently working toward her Master of Arts in Youth Ministry at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas through a distance learning program.

Jodie Bevel

Jodie Bevel and his wife Edna have been members of St Thomas, Palm Coast since 1995. They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Jodie is a semi-retired pharmacist with 45 years of experience in retail pharmacy, both for major drug chains and as president of his own independent pharmacy.
Jodie has served on several vestries, led the worship service at a Wednesday night "Prayer, Praise and Healing service" known as WOW ( Worship on Wednesday) for over 10 years, co-chaired a search for a rector, and serves as a lector and chalice bearer.
Jodie is past president of the Flagler Beach Rotary club and the Flagler County Education Foundation. His favorite hobbies are golf and traveling.


Deborah Brill

Deborah is a member of St. Luke’s Jacksonville, where she serves as treasurer, vestry and lector. 
She was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida, attended Duval County Public Schools graduating from Stanton High School class of 1972. She was hired by Bellsouth my senior year of high school, holding many titles during my 31 years of service. She raised three children as a single parent after becoming a widow at a young age. She went on to become an entrepreneur of Beautiful Beginnings Wedding Consulting INC. She served many years doing volunteer work for my community, The United Way of Jacksonville, American Red Cross, C.W.A. Local 3106, numerous campaigns and most recently in the last few years Feeding Northeast Florida. She was also president of my homeowner’s association for eleven years and treasurer of St. Luke’s for the last twelve years.

Martha Cox

Martha is a lifelong Christian, having been baptized at 6 weeks. Her family moved from California to Florida about 18 years ago, and after trying multiple churches, we made our parish home at St. Johns Cathedral. We quickly became involved in the life of the parish in both youth and adult ministries. She was elected to the Vestry seven years ago, where she served on the strategic planning task force that resulted in the formation of six Leadership Councils to support the clergy in the growth and work of the church. She served on the Outreach and Missions Leadership Council, Parish Life Council, and as Junior Warden. She has been married to Jim for 35 years and has two stepsons, Michael and Sean, an “extra son” Adam who lived with us in high school, and our son who is now our daughter, Lily.

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Glenn Guiler

Glenn comes from a long line of Methodist preaching clergy including his father and grandfather. He was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in December 1986 at Calvary/St. George’s parish in New York City.  He has been attending St. John’s Cathedral since 2010 and is currently on the Vestry.  
He has enjoyed a rather thorough religious education from his father, from professors at General Seminary, Christian Formation and Education in various parish programs and is a graduate of EfM.  He has co-authored a parish profile for a new rector search.  He has been active in DOCC, Cursillo, including being a Lay Rector and with leadership roles on the diocesan Secretariat.   He is a co-founder of a 501 (c) 3 organization for spiritual retreats for people with HIV/AIDS as well as board chair for a weekly supper ministry that was independently funded from the parish.  In every parish, he has served in virtually every acolyte role.

Amy Louttit Johnson

Amy is currently a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Tallahassee. She served on the Vestry from February 2018 to February 2021, the last two years as Senior Warden. In addition, she served as one of the parish's Diocesan Convention delegates in 2019 and 2020. 

Amy is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. 

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Heather Johnston

Heather has been a believer and follower of our Lord Jesus since the age of four. She was baptized and confirmed into the Episcopal tradition at the age of 12. She has been blessed over the years to serve as a Youth Minister, Christian Formation Director, Lector, Steven’s Minister, Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM), a Church Delegate, Advisory Member for Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center and completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. She is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Heather currently serves as a LEM, lector, delegate, and is in training to serve as a crucifer as well as enrolled in the Diocesan Lay Pastoral Care Minister (LPCM) Certification course. She has been married for 18 years and has a son who is a junior in high school. She is caring for her family, (son and my mother-n-love who lives with us) her home and serves at Redeemer.

The Rev. Robert F. (Bob) Marsh, Jr., D.Min.

Bob is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He went to AS Andrew College and is a USMC Vietnam Veteran. He received his BBA from Georgia State University and his M.Div. and D.Min. from Sewanee. He spent ten years in Real Estate lending before seminary. Ordained Deacon 1982; Priest 1982. He has served many churches in the Diocese of Florida and has been retired since 2012. Since 2014 he has served as the Priest-in-Charge at St. Marks Palatka. Fr. Bob served as Canon, River Region; Diocesan Council; Standing Committee; General Convention Deputy; Happening Steering Committee; Addictions Committee; et magis. He and his wife Diane live on a compound 4 miles east of Palatka with our kids, in-laws and grandkids.


The Rev. Sarah Minton

Sarah recently earned her Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in May and now serves as a Curate at All Saints, Jacksonville. Before moving to Durham, NC to attend Divinity School, she served for 9 years at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, as the Director of Family Ministries as well as the Parish Administrator. Prior to that, she served at St. Paul’s, Jacksonville as the Minister for Children and Youth. During her time at St. Paul’s, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries from Florida Christian College. Additionally, she was the co-director of New Beginnings and played a role in bringing the movement back to our diocese. 
She grew up in Orange Park, Florida and has been married to her husband for almost 25 years. She has three daughters, Hannah, Leah, and Norah and a “bonus” adult child, named Catherine.

Ben O'Kelley

Ben is a member of St. Thomas, Palm Coast, and currently serves on the Vestry as liaison for Membership ministry. Ben is a graduate of Emory University and Georgia State University and currently works as a Case Manager in the Senior Services Division for Flagler County Board of County Commissioners, assisting to fill the needs of the Flagler County Elderly.

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Marilyn Peterson

Marilyn was born in 1946 and grew up in Pensacola, FL. She married her precious husband “Petesy,” ASO Captain Donald Lee “Pete” Peterson in 1982. She had no children of her own but she enjoys all her step-kids from Pete. With Petesy’s last illness and his death in 2006, she experienced a few powerful “God touches” that changed her spiritual life forever. By 2010 the Godincidence of meeting Bishop Griselda Delgado for the first time in Havana, Cuba, under incredibly coincidental circumstances, changed her career, too! No longer lawyering (although she still hangs on to her Bar card), her retirement volunteer job as Coordinator of International Relations for the Episcopal Bishop of Cuba keeps her full-time busy on a joyous journey that has led her to many other Episcopal “adventures” like:  Cursillo; Bishop Liaison for Cuba Companionship Ministry (Bishop Howard’s Cross Award conferred in 2016); leadership roles in her home church Holy Trinity: HT Cuba Committee; Cross-of-Nails Board member; Vestry member; Convention Delegate; Music Festival organizer; Cuba Cruise organizer, etc.

The Rev. William Stokes

William, serves as the Assistant Rector at St. Mark's where he oversees the youth and children's ministries, coordinates the parish's Christian formation opportunities and has responsibility for arranging the mission and service efforts of the parish. William grew up in Orange Park and was an active member at Grace Episcopal Church throughout his childhood and high school years. In 2016, he graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South where he studied both history and organ performance. After serving for a year as the assistant organist at Sewanee, he discerned a call into ordained ministry and attended seminary at Sewanee as well. As part of his seminary education, William had the opportunity to study at the University of Cambridge in England and participate in field education at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Jack Tull

Jack has been an active member of The Episcopal Church since 1972 serving in the Diocese of Washington, the Convocations of Episcopal Churches in Europe and now the Diocese of Florida. In the Diocese of Washington, he served as the first Lay Director of Cursillo. In the Diocese of Florida, he served as Vice-Chair of Diocesan Council twice, served on the Standing Committee, as Chair of the Communications Commission, as Chair of the Nominating Committee and is currently serving for the sixth time as a Deputy to General Convention. He has been serving as the Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief and Development in the Diocese of Florida for the past 19 years.  He is also serving on the Standing Commission on World Mission.
Jack has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University.
He has been married to The Rev. Sandy Tull for the past 54 years and we have 2 sons, Greg(deceased) and Scott as well as 3 beautiful grandchildren.

The Rev. Adam Young

Adam serves as the Vicar at Chapel of the Incarnation in Gainesville. Despite being a Georgia Bulldog, he leads the mission church to the University of Florida and Santa Fe College campus community. He has been in ordained ministry for 13 years and has served churches in Orlando and Birmingham before moving to Gainesville in summer 2018. He is certified in Church Health Assessment  and serve as a spiritual director to small groups and individuals. His wife Beth is a licensed mental health counselor and they have three incredible children - Isaac (13), Aiden (10), and Rosie (8).

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