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Meet the St. John's Staff


Rev. Andrew C. Patty

Rev. Patty is as pastor that is passionate about creating inclusive communities of faith that centers on personal engagement and learning as central to our spiritual development. They are an openly Queer minister that has used their gifts to enrich our communities and churches by advocating for LGBTQ+ people in our society. In 2017, they were awarded by LGBTQ-RAN as an emerging LGBTQ+ faith leader and has served that organization as a national advisor since that year. Another area of interest of Pastor Patty is young adult faith development. They are currently working on a PhD from the University of Kansas in this area of study.

Rev. Patty received their undergraduate degree from Sewanee and their seminary degree from Duke University.

In their free time, they love fashion and life in the city like Carrie Bradshaw would and enjoy a good night of jazz like Rev. Sydney Chambers from Grantchester.

If you would like to meet for coffee, please email me at to find a time to chat!

Dr. Janet Sora Chung, 
Music Director & Organist

Janet is Music Director and Organist at St. John's and also the Cantor-Organist of the New York Finnish Lutheran Congregation and for other houses of worship around the city. 

Janet earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music, garnering the Bronson Ragan Award for outstanding ability in organ performance.

 Sister Melinda, 
Council President

Alongside her work as a pediatric nurse practitioner, and since her recent retirement, Sister Melinda has been a long-time stalwart at    St. John's, serving in manifold capacities to provide for the spiritual and practical needs of the parish.

Angel Salgado

Angel has been overseeing and tending to the maintenance of St. John's since 2013.

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