Our Transitions

Our Transitions

This page is an attempt to document the process and collateral documents of Rector transitions at Christ Church. For a more comprehensive view of the history of Christ Church, including a complete list of all Rectors, view the History page.

Reverend John A. Kellogg – 29th Rector of Christ Church

October 2020 – present

Announcement on Sept 2, 2020


September 2, 2020

Dear Christ Church Parishioners,

I am pleased to share that the Vestry has called the Reverend John A. Kellogg as the 29th Rector of Christ Church + Washington Parish. As you will note in his biography below, John has served as a rector and he has also served as a missioner for the Diocese of New Orleans.

Given the longer than anticipated interim process, the pandemic, social justice issues and the state of the economy, I know that we have all been anxiously waiting this announcement. I would like to thank the Search Committee, especially co-chairs Jean Denton and Paul Laymon for allowing the Vestry to make a call from a group of exceptional candidates. Please join me in thanking Jean, Paul, and the entire Search Committee for their tremendous work the past 15 months. The Search Committee was comprised of: co-chairs, Jean Denton and Paul Laymon; Ruth Kroeger; Andrew Lyons; John Payne; Karen Wilson Roman; Kirsten Sloan; and Cathy Hurst Weber.

John plans to start work on October 5th and will preach his first Sunday on October 11th. Please join me in welcoming the Kelloggs to the Christ Church Washington Parish family.

Ed Warren
Senior Warden

The Reverend John A. Kellogg
The Rev. John Kellogg comes to Christ Church after having spent the past six years as the Canon Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and Priest-In-Charge of St. Mark’s, Harvey. In this role he worked alongside the Bishop overseeing the diocesan convention, formation opportunities, and youth and young adult ministries, while also leading a growing church community. 
A native of Shreveport, LA, John majored in psychology at Millsaps College. After working for Habitat for Humanity in Jackson, MS, John attended The General Theological Seminary in New York City and was ordained in 2012. John’s wife, Tait, recently graduated from Tulane with a PhD in sociology and is currently the Director of Research and Strategic Services for a DC-based consulting firm, Higher Ed Insight. Along with their two year old son, Alec, and dog, Maeby, the Kellogg’s look forward to becoming a part of the Christ Church and Capitol Hill communities.

Search Committee

Co-chairs, Jean Denton and Paul Laymon

Ruth Kroeger; Andrew Lyons; John Payne; Karen Wilson Roman; Kirsten Sloan; and Cathy Hurst Weber.

Other Content

This lists other content used during the rector search

About DC

Our Invitation

Reverend Cara Spaccarelli – 28th Rector of Christ Church

July 2010 – March 2019