The Rev. Canon John T. W. Harmon
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JOHN T. W. HARMON comes to us from Washington, DC. He is 47 years old, married to Keeva Harmon, and they have three children Joshua, Jarena, and Justin. John is blessed with a spectrum of gifts that he will bring to the Office of Bishop. He possesses a well-articulated and balanced “life in the Spirit” that provides the moral compass for his whole life. John first heard God’s call as a young boy in his birthplace of Liberia. Since immigrating to the United States as a youth, he has paved a remarkable ministerial road that has included 20 years of service to parishes beginning at Grace Episcopal Church, Norfolk, VA; he was Rector of St. Stephen’s in Petersburg, VA for 8 years; and for the past 11 years, Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. While serving at Trinity, John has organized a ministry offering young adults the opportunity to serve the poor and marginalized while living in intentional Christian community. He has also founded a youth ministry that provides exposure and instruction in the arts and academics; and the Trinity Development Corp. which provides assistance with HIV/AIDS prevention and education in underserved areas throughout Washington, DC that involves over 40 churches. Each of these ministries has required substantial financial support from state, local and private sources. His extensive experience in the national and international arenas will keep our Diocese at the forefront of the important conversations in our Church. John Harmon has the gift of bringing people together and galvanizing them for a common cause, making good on God’s call to “feed my sheep”.