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Meet Our Staff


Rev. Michael Bousquet

Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, the Reverend V. Michael Bousquet has lived in New England since 2001. Before coming to St. John's, he previously served as the Associate Rector at the Parish of the Good Shepherd in Waban, MA and the Associate Rector at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Barnstable, MA. He has also partnered with parishes in the diocese undergoing clergy transitions, including the Parish of Saint Paul in Newton Highlands and Trinity Episcopal Church in Wrentham. 

Prior to parochial ministry, Michael was the neroscience and neuro-oncolology staff chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital, which is where he also completed a residency in psychiatric chaplaincy.  He also has experience in nonprofit development and fundraising, working for as diverse organizations as the Diocese of Massachusetts, Historic New England, and the Harvard Glee Club Foundation.  


Children's and Youth Minister

Emily Sugg

A long-time parishioner at St. John's, Emily taught and tutored French for many years before going into youth ministry. She established our current middle and high school education & outreach programs after joining the staff in a professional capacity as Children's and Youth Minister in 2001. She also runs our Christian Formation program for grades K - 5,  and is excited about the Love First program! She loves supporting our teachers and nuturing faith in kids of all ages.


Emily holds a B.A. in French from Connecticut College; an M.A. in French from Middlebury College; and an M.A.R.E. (Religious Education) from Andover Newton Theological School, Newton MA.



Chris Beukman

The Venerable Christiaan (Chris) Beukman has been Archdeacon for Deployment and Pastoral Care in the Diocese of Massachusetts since 2019. His ministry for the Diocese involves  coordinating site placements for deacons' ministries, including preparing sites for diaconal ministry, letters of agreement and other site issues. 


Beukman is a native of the Netherlands who moved to the Boston area in 1981 after meeting his wife, Lucy, in Jerusalem.  He attended Harvard Divinity School and Andover-Newton Theological School, and was the Protestant chaplain and diversity specialist at Carney Hospital in Dorchester for 14 years. Since 2004, he has been the pastoral ministries manager of Linden Ponds Retirement Community in Hingham.  He was ordained a deacon in 2009 and has served parishes in Quincy, Walpole and Franklin and now in Westwood .


He loves travel and adventure, riding his bike and playing the recorder. Chris has been married to Lucy for almost 40 years and has two adult children living close, Jonah and Rebecca. 

St. John's Vestry




Jamie Harper, Senior Warden

Leslie Davie, Junior Warden

Alan Macdonald, Treasurer

Elizabeth Mathew, Clerk


Vestry Members:

Tom Viti

Cal Groton

Sharon Ricci

Randa Khuri

Randa Istfan

MaryAnne Carty

Vic Kingsley

Fernando Martinez

Suzanne Cogan


Organist & Choir Director

Jack Peterson

Jack joined us at St. John's in November 2010. Previously, he served, for nine years, as Music Director at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Braintree, MA. He had also been Organist & Pianist at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Quincy, and Organist and Choir Director at Trinity Episcopal Church, Rockland. 


Jack holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he majored in Theory, with a concentration in piano. He holds a Diploma in Church Music, awarded by the Standing Commission on Music of the Episcopal Church to those completing the Leadership Program for Musicians serving small congregations.


Jack has studied at the Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, and at the Church Music Institute at Shenandoah University, Winchester VA. He also has sung in several area choirs, including the Masterworks Chorale, Lexington, MA, and the choir of Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA.  

Jack invites all who are interested in learning more about singing in the choir at St. John's to contact him, either by phone at 781-329-2442, or via email at


Nursery Care-giver

Imelda Brierly

Our Nursery is staffed on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m., mid-September through mid-June.  Imelda has lots of experience working with children and is always accompanied by a youth volunteer. She loves working with pre-school children and provides a nurturing and safe environment for our little ones!

Parish Administrator

Erin Murphy


please email to, or call 781-329-2442.


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