Staff & Clergy

Meet our Staff and Clergy!

Click on the images below to find out more about the folks working in front of and behind the scenes to sustain and grow St. John's ministries in the city and the world, shaping each week's liturgies, designing and teaching classes, taking care of our building, caring for parishioners of all ages, giving back to our neighbors, and being involved in our surrounding community in a wide range of ways. 

Photos by Kathryn Feldmann and Cara Ellen Modisett.

Deb Neff

Financial Secretary


Deb Neff comes to St. John’s most recently from working as an accountant in the for-profit world (at Source4 in Roanoke), but prior to that she was parish accountant for a Catholic church in Wisconsin for 11 years, and for United Cerebral Palsy earlier in her career. Doing work that supports those in need inspires her. Originally from Upper Michigan, Deb met and married a Virginian, her husband Rick, 22 years ago. Deb’s father travels down from Michigan to spend six months out of the year with them, and Rick has family in Virginia. Deb’s other passion is photography, a love she discovered taking night photos of the International Bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada at Sault-Ste. Marie in 2007. She carries a camera with her when they travel – locations as varied as Big Sur, Key West, Disney, Niagara Falls, Toronto, the North Carolina Zoo and Peaks of Otter.