Meet Our Team
Senior Pastor/ Head of Staff
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lovelady
The Lovelady family, Jon and Lisa, and their children: Stephanie, Matthew, and Luke arrived at St. Johns in 2011 following a thirteen-year pastorate in Virginia. They miss the mountains, the snow and the rhododendron, but enjoy the beaches, the beautiful azaleas, and the mild weather of north Florida.
Jon began as an engineering student, but due to a conversion experience began to pursue a call to ordained ministry. He is a graduate of Lee College (now Lee University) and Columbia Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry). His varied ministry experiences range from preaching in a housing project while in college, to building homes in Reynosa, Mexico, and renovating homes in the mountains of West Virginia.
Lisa currently works as the administrator of the Synod of the South Atlantic. Stephanie is a customer service representative for a local industry and Luke is a student at University of North Florida. Their middle child, Matthew, lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and is a manager for the Pippin Hill Farm Winery.
Jon enjoys motorcycles and most all things mechanical. He is an avid runner and biker, enjoying two Jacksonville races this year, the Ortega River Run and the Gate River Run.
Kevin Crainshaw, Associate for Worship and Arts
Kevin joined the staff of St. Johns Presbyterian Church as Associate for Worship and the Arts in May of 2007. He has been in ministry since 1988 and has served in a full-time Associate Pastor or Associate for Worship and Arts since 1996. Kevin holds a B.A. in music composition from the University of Kansas. Kevin has a unique gift of music. God has given him ability, and cultivated by education, he is completely comfortable conducting a full orchestra, choir, improvising songs of worship on the piano or leading a group of people into God’s presence from a keyboard or guitar with a worship band behind him.
Retired from Jacksonville University where he was its library director for over thirty years, Tom Gunn has served as organist for the traditional service since 1994. Prior to St. Johns, he served as organist and/or choir director in United Methodist and Episcopal congregations in North Carolina (his home state), Virginia, and Florida and for six years taught English at the secondary level in Virginia and Florida and graduate Education in North Carolina at Appalachian State University, where he was its music librarian. Tom holds an undergraduate degree in applied music from High Point University, High Point, NC, and did graduate work in music history, choral work, and music bibliography and holds graduate degrees in Education and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, Nashville, TN, with advanced studies in Higher Education and Library Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Widowed, he is the father of two married daughters, Karen who lives in Jacksonville and Laura who lives in DeLand, FL. He has a keen interest in history and genealogy and paints “contemporary primitives” for recreation.
Director of operations, sjpk
Gai Gai Quarterman
Gai-Gai Quarterman has been in Jacksonville, Florida, since graduating from college. She became involved with the preschool when her daughter started here in 1984. She has worn many hats at St. Johns Presbyterian Kindergarten. Gai-Gai was a Kindergarten teacher for 9 years, the bookkeeper, and most recently a 4-year old teacher. She lives in the area with her husband, Terry. Gai-Gai enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her daughter, son-in-law and their four children. All of her grandchildren are either past or current students at SJPK.
Director of youth
Chris is the Director of Youth and Families at St. Johns. He is from Longmont, Colorado and has lived in Jacksonville since September 2016. He attended Torchbearers Bible School in New Zealand and Texas for two years, and graduated from Columbia International University with a BS in Bible teaching in 2016. Chris directs the middle and high school ministries, and has spent time working with youth in church, school, and camp settings. He has a passion to lead youth to know and love Christ and become disciple-making disciples. Chris loves the outdoors, watching and playing sports, and music.
Sue has lived in Jacksonville for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA where she attended Duquesne University and received her BSBA with an emphasis in accounting. She is married to Troy who teaches AP Economics and AP Government at Creekside High School in Saint John’s County. They live in Julington Creek and are members of Mandarin Presbyterian Church. Her older son Adam is an attorney and just married his wife Erin in October 2018. They are currently residing in Clearwater. Her younger son Jonathan graduated from UNF in August of 2018 with a degree in math. He is currently working at Brightway Insurance in Jacksonville.
Brittany Harris has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since she was three years old. She attended Bishop Kenny High School Catholic High School and Bartram Trail and graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville. She and her husband, Ben, were recently blessed with their first child, a daughter named Carson.
Director of children’s ministries
Jesse Bozeman is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He and his older brother only lived in two houses growing up, and those were within 10 miles of each other. Jesse is married and he and his wife have three children still at home, all girls ranging from 7 to 9 years old. Jesse has been working in the construction industry since his early 20’s. He enjoys building and repairing things and gets great satisfaction from seeing the finished project. Jesse has an artistic streak and enjoys drawing and painting in his free time. He is also a sportsman and has a fishing pole or hunting rifle in his hands whenever possible.
- Phaedra Avret
- Alice Barrett
- Matt Burnette
- Brooks Collier
- Jackie Jones
- Kelly McWhorter
- Melody Melvin
- Lisa Reinhard
- Jim Ross
Administrative: Jonathan Montgomery and Ashley Smith
Clerk: Jim Nolan
Congregational Care: John Otterson and Erin George Email: email@example.com
Spiritual Formation: Kevin Hunger and Allison Stanly
Witness: Christine Hughes and Chip Wickenden Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship: Cliff Thomas, Mary Bland Gobelman, Chuck Stratmann Email: email@example.com