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Our Vicar

The Reverend John Maher joined St. Francis as our vicar on April 1, 2013.  John received his Master of Divinity from General Theological Seminary in 1979 and his Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992.  He previously served as rector of St. Mary's, Elverson, Pennsylvania; as vicar of Prince of Peace, Peoria, Arizona; and as vicar of St. Jude's in Phoenix, Arizona.  In addition to serving at St. Francis, John is also the Dean of the West Richmond Region of the Diocese of Virginia. He serves as President of the Board of Directors of Embrace Communities: an asset based community development nonprofit based in Richmond, VA.  He also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Valley View Community Food Bank based in Sun City, Arizona. John is married to Carol and has two adult children and a grandson.  Carol is an artist and musician and holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling.  St. Francis is fortunate to enjoy the talents that both John and Carol bring with them to our parish.