The Reverend John Forman, Rector
In February 2015, the Rev. John Forman was called as Rector of St. Elizabeth, Burien. Father John was called as Priest-in-Charge in September 2014.
In describing Father John, the Right Reverend Gregory Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, wrote,”John is a Benedictine oblate of Mt Angel Abbey who has lived in Michigan, Wyoming and Montana, where he still has family. John earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Washington and his MDiv from Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry, where he was also the graduate assistant to STM’s Ecumenical Liturgical Director. He has been serving as a priest associate at the Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington, where he served as an intern and completed his transitional diaconate under the guidance of Rev. Canon John Fergueson. He served as a community developer, liturgical master of ceremonies, Eucharistic Minister coordinator and prayer team lead at St. Paul, Seattle, where he went through a rigorous formation and discernment process under the direction of the Right Rev. Melissa Skelton, now the Bishop of New Westminster.
John has been a trainer at the Diocesan College for Congregational Development and a consultant for the Congregational Consulting Network. He ran a small organization and leadership development consultancy for 14 years and is the author of “Integral Leadership: The Next Half Step” published by SUNY Press in 2013. He and Jennifer, his wife of 27 years, have two daughters, Emily and Elizabeth.
The Reverend Alwyn Hall, Priest Associate
St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church is fortunate to have volunteer priest associate Alwyn Hall serve alongside Rector John Forman. Father Hall joined the St. Elizabeth clergy in October 2016. A brief biography will be posted soon.