St. John's Chapel
Staff & Leaders

  • Rev. Matthew Rivers
    Priest/Pastor

    Pastor Matthew Rivers Jr. has served as the rector of St. John's Chapel since July,2018. Pastor Rivers holds a bachelor's degree of Theology from North Carolina College of Theology, and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Pittsburgh P.A. Matthew is married to Henrietta Rivers

  • Henrietta Rivers
    1st Lady/Chaplin

    Henrietta is a long time member of St. John's Chapel and also serves in multiple pastoral ways. You may also catch her live on Face Book for her Series of 1st Lady Friday messages. She holds a Master's of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Pittsburgh P.A. She is active in ministries for women, youth, and marriage. Henrietta is the middle school chaplain at Porter Gaud School in Charleston. She is married to Matthew and has two adult children.

  • MaryAnne Poole
    Vestry Member

    MaryAnne lives in downtown Charleston and is engaged in numerous missions in youth empowerment on the Eastside. She’s active with Sanders Clyde Elementary and Operation Christmas Child. She serves on the Vestry and in multiple roles in the church.

  • Mrs. Jacqueline Thompson
    Administrator/Administrative Assistance

    Jacqueline is the wife of Anthony Thompson of 30 years. They are the proud grandparents of Joleigh Rose. She is the administrator/administrative assistant of St John's Chapel where she has been a member for >10 years. Jacqueline has a passion to learn and teach the Word of God.

  • Debra Meyers
    Community Affairs Director

    Debra, is the proud wife to Kenneth Meyers, where they share 6 children and 6 grandchildren . She has been a member of St. John's Chapel since 2019 and enjoys spending time with her family as well as her community.

  • Mrs. Andrea Major
    Junior Warden

    Mrs. Majors is the current Junior Warden.

  • Mr. Ronnie Gadsden
    Captain of Security

    Ronnie is a retired Lt. from CCSD .

  • Mrs. Cassandra Parker
    Treasurer

    Cassandra is a high school teacher at Fort Dorchester High. She currently serves on the vestry here at St. John's Chapel and is the corporate treasurer for the Peninsula Biblical Counseling Ministry. Cassandra loves spending quality time with her family and practicing Shotokan Karate.