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We are committed to God, to our church, and to each other as a family in Christ, providing and cherishing spiritual growth, and living our faith in the community at large. Click any of the buttons below to learn more about St. John's.


We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you visit St. John's. While we would love a chance to meet you, you don’t have to identify yourself as a visitor. You can slip into a worship service and check us out without identifying yourself to anyone, if that is what you choose. You’ll have the opportunity during the services to fill out a welcome card, where you can give as little or as much information about yourself as you wish—and let us know of any prayer requests that you may have.


We are a community of caring individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds following an inviting and loving Lord. Energized and challenged by God’s spirit, we find ourselves to be a community called to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to be stewards of the world God has committed to our care. We are bound together on our spiritual journeys by common forms of prayer, by a vision of an inclusive church and by the desire to help one another grow in the ability to see Christ present in our daily lives.


We share a rich, deep history that reaches beyond the founding of St. John’s Church in Crawfordsville in the 1830s. We share in the history and traditions of the Church of England, and beyond that, we share in the history of God’s working through all of Christian and Jewish History. Our rich history and Anglican tradition, like the bread and wine of the Eucharist, nourishes us as a faith community following the Way of Christ into a future shaped and inspired by the Spirit of God.

What To Expect

Whether you are a lifelong Episcopalian or don't even know what "Episcopal" means, you can find a home at St. John's! Many of our members were born Episcopalian, and many others have come to our church from Roman Catholic, Baptist, and nondenominational backgrounds, among others. 

Whatever your background, you will find St. John's to be a community of lively faith, reverent curiosity, and passion for service. These quotes by parishioners are a testament of how St. John's has enriched their lives.



Organist & Choir Master

Jerilyn has been involved with music at St. John’s as Organist & Choir Master for almost 39 years. She has a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in Music Education from DePauw University, and taught music in the Crawfordsville elementary school for 39 years!  Jerilyn can also be found gardening (both flowers and vegetables), walking her dog, Murphy, and quilting.

Kelly Lynch

Parish Administrator

Kelly obtained her associate degree in culinary arts from Oakland City University in 2015 and is a certified chef, she is currently two years into her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources at Ohio Christian University. She loves spending time with her family, and cooking for those around her, she feels a well-made meal is the ultimate form of art, her kitchen is one of her happy places, “good food is a language we all understand”. She enjoys gardening and nature she is a huge advocate for local wildlife and has made a difference for many animals with her loving and compassionate heart. She believes in a world where you can be anything, you should always choose to be kind.


Jerilyn Yerkes

Jessica Short


Jim Gary

Sr. Warden, Class of 2024
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Jr. Warden, Class of 2026
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Peggy has attended St. John’s for 18 years. She was the Montgomery County deputy prosecuting attorney for 20 years, and in 2003 was
elected to the bench and served another 18 years as judge of Montgomery Superior Court 2. Although retired in 2020, she continues to serve as a senior judge for the surrounding counties. Through times of grief and through times of happiness, she believes St. John's congregation is always there for each other and the community. The rich history and tradition of the service consistently moves her to feel the Divine in a very personal way. Succinctly, St. John’s is

her home.

Helen Hudson

Vestry, Class of 2024

Adrienne Ashbaugh

Vestry, Class of 2025

Sam Hildebrand

Vestry, Class of 2025

Katharine Morrison

Vestry, Class of 2025
Vestry, Class of 2024

Frank Sorrentino

Vestry, Class of 2026

John Roberts

Vestry, Class of 2026

Aaron Morrison

Clerk, Ex Officio

John Culley

Treasurer, Ex Officio

Peggy Lohorn

Kim Green

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