Heather Annis

Children and Youth Ministries Director

Our Message

Heather joined the St. John’s family in September of 2012. A cradle Episcopalian, Heather has served the wider church in many capacities, from vestry member to mission trip participant and chaperone. She has a passion for working with children and youth; her experience in this ministry spans nearly two decades. Heather holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rhode Island College, a Master’s in Theology & the Arts from Andover Newton Theological School, and has traveled extensively presenting workshops and designing programs to engage young people and their leaders in communities of faith. She is also a member of the visiting staff at the Episcopal Conference Center (ECC), where she regularly facilitates the summer mural workshop. An artist and writer, Heather is the author of The Book of Comic Prayer: Using Art and Humor to Transform Youth Ministry; her artwork has been exhibited and published in a variety of venues.

Who We Are

St. John’s offers a wide variety of programs tailored to meet the needs and expectations of our younger members.  Our goal is to provide a safe, meaningful, and fun environment in which our kids can learn and grow. Our children’s curriculum is created in-house and is carefully planned with age appropriate activities structured to accommodate various learning styles and abilities.  Programs for older youth combine religious studies with social activities, service opportunities, and projects inspired and informed by the interests and experiences of teenagers.  We strive to partner with parents and parishioners to make education and faith formation an ongoing, community process.