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Candidates for Vestry


Candidates for Vestry

The Nominating Committee announces the following candidates who, if elected, have consented to serve St. Peter’s Church:

Lisa Acker – Candidate for Member of the Vestry

Lisa has been a lifelong member of St. Peter’s. She and her husband, Tom, were married here in 1990 and raised two children at St. Peter’s: Billy (28) and Johnny (26). Lisa taught Sunday School and served on the Board of St. Peter’s Playgroup. She has been involved with The Haven of Grace and Bravely. Additionally, she is a Counter; helps weekly in the Church Office, and enjoys delivering flowers during the holidays with her mother. Lisa is a devoted 8 o’clock attendee.

Louise Jones – Candidate for Member of the Vestry

Louise Jones has spent her life in the Episcopal church as her father was an Episcopal priest. She joined St. Peter’s Church in 1989, after moving to St. Louis from the Boston area, and has raised her two children, David and Frances Jones, at St. Peter’s. Both children sang as Choristers and served as Acolytes. Louise has worked at MICDS as the Director of Alumni Relations for 18 years, and prior to that worked in Development, raising major gifts for Washington University School of Medicine. She enjoys serving on the Stewardship Committee and substituting on the breakfast team.

Julie Peters – Candidate for Member of the Vestry

Julie and her husband, Turner Peters, moved to St Louis in 2012 from New York City. Their son Hays was born in July 2018 and baptized in November 2018. Turner and his family have been active lifelong members of St Peter’s. Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with advanced training in post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. She is currently the Interim Executive Director at the Woman’s Exchange of St. Louis, and has volunteered for the Missouri Botanical Board Members, the American Red Cross and the Garden Club of St. Louis. At St. Peter’s Julie is a Sunday School teacher and an instructor for Vacation Bible School.

Michael W. Newport – Candidate for Member of the Vestry

Mike Newport has been a member of St. Peter’s Church since 1983 and Head Usher since 2010. He taught Sunday School for a couple of years in the late 1980s when his two daughters were young. Mike has been an attorney in St. Louis for over 40 years and is currently a partner at Foley & Mansfield PLLP. He is retiring at the end of February 2020. Mike is married to Peggy Barnhart and together they have five daughters and six grandchildren. Peggy is Catholic and attends Church of the Annuziata. Mike has held a variety of volunteer positions over the years including serving the American Red Cross and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

The Nominating Committee also announces the following candidates who, if elected, have consented to serve St. Peter’s Church as Delegate and Alternate Delegates to the annual Diocesan Convention: Ann Randazzo, Doug Adderton, Liz DeLaperouse and Jimmy Grimmett.