Rev. John Maher, Board Secretary


Reverend John Maher became the new Vicar for St. Francis Episcopal Church on April 1, 2013.  John retired from the Diocese of Arizona in 2012 after serving as the Vicar of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church.  Before accepting the call there, he served as Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Elverson, PA.  Following his retirement, John became involved as a part-time Vicar at St. Judes Episcopal Church in Phoenix, AZ.  John received his Master of Divinity from General Theological Seminary in 1979 and his Doctorate of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992.


“I serve on the Board of Directors for Embrace because I believe asset-based community development to be the strongest and most fruitful approach to community development.  Among many other facets of this approach, it respects the dignity of every human being.  Embrace is one of the most effective asset-based community development organizations around.  Wendy McCaig is an excellent communicator of this approach to community development.”