St John's Staff
Matt Loper, Director of Education
Matt, our Director of Education, formerly held the position of Director of Community and School Programs at the American Youth Foundation – Merrowvista where he helped young people discover and develop their personal best and lead purpose driven lives. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University where he also studied religion, theatre and theatre design. He serves on the Board of Directors of Kids4Peace-Boston, an interfaith youth organization committed to building positive interfaith connections in which youth seek peace while sustaining healthy relationships in the context of diversity. Matt deeply values helping others nurture harmony in their relationships and looks forward to knowing and worshiping with all of the families of this incredible community. He is committed to working in team to build a better world and is pleased to share his passion for God's Green Earth and his love of learning with the youth of St. John’s. When not at St. John’s, he can be found running, cooking, thinking green, reading, and living simply/simply living! Contact Matt at email@example.com
Ashley Wade, Director of Children's Music and Ministries
Joanne Ferguson, Office Administrator
I have been working as the Office Administrator since July of 2009. Over that time I have realized that the main responsibility of this office is communication. It is my goal to create, maintain and continually update our means of staying connected to each other, to the community at large and to potential new members. An exciting and very rewarding challenge.
Prior to St. John’s I worked at Strawbery Banke Museum in the fundraising department, managed the Fair Tide Thrift Store in Kittery, partnered with my sister in our consulting business working with smaller nonprofits, and was the administrative assistant at an early intervention center. Seems I’m a pushover for the nonprofit world.
On the side I am an inventor (which is more like no profit). I have been developing several products to bring to market. A very slow process but extremely satisfying.
Contact Joanne: (603) 436-8283 x151, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lory Pratt, Bookkeeper
Lory joined St. John’s in March 2011 to help us determine our bookkeeping needs and develop a staff position that would allow us to meet those needs.
Lory’s background includes custom picture framing, desktop publishing, event planning, retail sales, office/operations support and bookkeeping. In addition to working for St. John’s, she divides the rest of her time at Krempels Center, other bookkeeping clients and D. Pratt Framer. Originally from El Paso, Lory and her husband live in Kittery, ME. She loves knitting, gardening, and cooking.
Contact Lory: 603-436-8283 x153, email@example.com
Andy Ritzo, Sexton