Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church enjoys the dedicated services of clergy, staff members and volunteers who help fulfill our mission.

 

Clergy

The Venerable Lynn H. Johnson, M.A., Archdeacon| revlhj2000@comcast.net

Archdeacon Lynn H. Johnson was ordained to the diaconate in October 2000.   She has a B.A. degree (with honors) from Fisk University, (Nashville, TN), an M.A. from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ), and completed her doctoral studies at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ).  

She is a professional educator having worked as a public school  Teacher, Principal and Superintendent.   She currently serves as Executive Director of Trinity Cathedral Academy (Trenton, NJ).

Archdeacon Lynn has served her church as Senior Warden, Vestry member, Sunday School teacher, Altar Guild Organizer, Eucharistic Visitors Coordinator, Acolyte Director and Youth Group Coordinator and has written and edited several publications in those areas.   She has served the Diocese on the Episcopal Election Committee, the Audit Committee and currently Co-Chairs the Committee on the Diaconate.   She is also Treasurer of the Black Clergy Caucus.   Her specialized ministries are working with youth and utilizing her organizational skills and expertise in areas of need.

Archdeacon Lynn’s professional affiliations include membership in the Association for Episcopal Deacons, The Links, Incorporated (having served her chapter as Vice-President, President and Treasurer), former President of the Federation of School Administrators, member of Rotary International, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.   She has received several awards for her outstanding community service.

Archdeacon Lynn and husband, Vernon, have shared 45 years of marriage and have two grown children, Karlyn (Eugene) and Kyle (Ayana).   Archdeacon Lynn loves being “Hunny” to six wonderful grands, and enjoys reading, model railroading, listening to jazz, and line dancing.

Vernon and Archdeacon Lynn currently reside in Lumberton, NJ.

The Reverend Arthur J. Knight, Deacon

Deacon Arthur J. Knight is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education and teaching fields in Spanish and History. After serving four years in the Air Force as a radio operator stationed in Spain, he has worked in the field of insurance for the same company until his retirement in 2008. Presently, he is employed by a managing general agent as an insurance consultant.

Being encouraged by many members of his parish at St. Bartholomew’s, and having served in many different lay leadership capacities, he answered the call to ordained ministry by approaching the Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey and by entering into the application process with the Committee on the Diaconate. After three years of study in the Diocesan School for Deacons, he was ordained by the Right Reverend David B. Joslin at Trinity Cathedral, Trenton in October of 2000.

Since his ordination, Deacon Knight has served as deacon in the Timber-Creek Episcopal Area Mnistry (T.E.A.M.) which consisted of three churches clustered in the South Jersey area of Gloucester and Camden counties and Trinity Church, Vineland. Having been assigned by our Bishop to the parish of St. Bartholomew’s, Deacon Art serves in their ministry to men, teaching adult forums, overseeing their Eucharistic visitors, and working with the Sunday School. He was also active in the Diocesan youth program for four years and served a term as Co-Chair of the Committee on the Diaconate.         
He has been married to his wife, Margaret,for thirty-four years. He has one son, David, who is married to Amy and resides in Omaha, Nebraska.

Staff

Peter J. Homon - Music Director and Organis

Peter J. Homon Jr. has beenour organist/director for five years.    With a background in piano, organ, improvisation as well study at Westminster Choir College of Ryder University, Princeton; Peter directs a music program including adult vocal, handbell, children's music as well as an instrumental ensemble at St. Bartholomew's.  His compositions include choral music, a mass setting, and handbell music.  He currently serves as the Placement Director for the Executive Committee of the Southwest Jersey Chapter of the American Guild Of Organists.  He and his wife, Jane, live with Sasha, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in a Victorian home in Merchantville.

April Rugletic - Parish Adminstrator

Born in April 1961, most folks think that is how I got my name…April Mae. I tend to just agree with them. I am a “Cradle Episcopalian” having been baptized a year to the date of my birth…April 29, 1962. I fully believe and have always said it is the best gift my parents, Warren and Jean, have EVER given me.

I met my husband, Jerry Jr., in October 11, 1986, and we have been married since October 27, 1990. They say a girl should marry a man just like her Daddy…and I did. Jerry still holds my hand, makes me giggle, and surprises me. He…is my hero and my best friend. We have 2 children, Autumn Lyn and JR III. They…are our best friends.

I originally worked for my childhood church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Holmesburg, a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pa. before accepting my current position at St. Bartholomew’s, Cherry Hill, NJ where I have been employed as the Parish Administrator since September 10, 2002. 

 

DIRECTORY

The Head of the Church….Our Lord Jesus Christ

Ministers……..All the People of this Parish Family

SERVANTS OF EACH & ALL: THE CLERGY

The Ven. Lynn H. Johnson…………….............……..Archdeacon

The Rev. Arthur J. Knight……………….................……Deacon

STAFF

Peter J. Homon, Jr.……………..Minister of Music

April Mae Rugletic……………Parish Administrator

Kornel P. Litwinowicz……………………..…..Sexton