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Meet the Clergy and Staff

The Reverend Doctor Christian Brady


The Reverend Doctor Christian Brady

Continuing Supply Clergy

The Rev. Canon Dr. Christian Brady, is a scholar of ancient Hebrew and Jewish literature, Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the inaugural dean of the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky. He has written on ancient Jewish interpretation of Scripture, particularly the Books of Lamentations and Ruth, and his latest book is Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope. He is Canon Theologian in the Diocese of Lexington.

Owen Sammons - Choir Director, Organist


Owen Sammons is a Kentucky native and serves as Organist/Choirmaster. As a keyboard virtuoso, Mr. Sammons is gaining increasing recognition for his improvisational skills and his natural affinity for unleashing the full sonic range of the pipe organ, and leads workshops on organ improvisation for local AGO chapters. Currently Mr. Sammons is a finalist for the James Weaver National Prize in Organ Scholarship, sponsored by the Organ Historical Society.


Mr. Sammons is also the creator and host of a documentary series, “Organ Explorer,” highlighting notable pipe organs, and is an honorary member of the Black Classical Artists of Louisville.


Kathy Sparrow - Parish Secretary

Kathy began working at St. Johns in August 1997 and has served four Rector/Preist-in-Charge clergy and three Interim Rectors. She was born and raised in Versailles.


She is active in community theatre; acting, dancing, singing, designing sets, props, costumes for many shows in Woodford County and other Kentucky venues. Kathy is a Certified Expanded Duties Dental Assistant and worked for a local dentist for many years.


Her children are grown, but she stays active cooking, gardening, sewing, and  decorating for friends and family.

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