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St. John's Welcomes Rev. Julie Bryant


Announcement of Rector
for St John’s and St Patrick’s

The Reverend Julie Diane Bryant, D Min  will join St. John's family December 1st as a shared Rector with St. Patricks in Falls Church..  

Julie is coming from the west coast, where she was educated, ordained, and has served in a variety of congregational settings in the Dioceses of San Diego and Los Angeles. Her early life was in Texas, and she lived in the midwest a bit, but this is her first trip east with more than a suitcase. Julie has family just north of here, and a smattering of friends around, but knows nothing about the rhythms of Metro DC and is hoping we’ll help her fall in love with this part of the world. 

Our conversations have been focused on how the two congregations can support each other, and what we might discover about God’s purpose for us when we enlarge the conversation to include both congregations. The Letter of Agreement we’ve all signed describes St John’s and St Patrick’s as distinct congregations working collaboratively. Julie is thinking about the time ahead as a season of discovery and service - and she’s eager to get started!

Rev. Julie Bryant

The Reverend Julie Diane Bryant, D Min 

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art 

Claremont School of Theology
Masters of Divinity
Doctorate of Ministry 

Ordained 1996, Diocese of San Diego



Rev Bryant sent a letter to the two congregations expressing her excitement about becoming our Rector. The letter in pdf format is here. 


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