The Rev. Amanda Knouse, Rector
The Rev. Amanda Knouse was called to be the rector of St. John’s in June, 2019. Previously, Amanda served as rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Delaplane, Virginia, a position she held since 2012. She was Associate Rector at St. James’ in Lothian, MD from 2008-2012 and served as the Camp Director for the Bishop Claggett Center during that time.
The Rev. Amanda Knouse received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Juniata College and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. In the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, Amanda serves on the Council of Trustees, the task force for diocesan Youth Ministry, and is a member of POWER, an interfaith community dedicated to carrying out faith in the public sphere.
Amanda is a native of Central Pennsylvania and an avid lover of the outdoors and sports. She and her husband, John, have two children; Ruthie and Caleb.
The Rev. Jennifer Trenary, Assistant Rector
The Rev. Jennifer Trenary is currently serving as the Assistant Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA. She received her MDiv from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2020, along with her Certificate in Anglican Studies from the Stevenson School for Ministry in the Diocese of Central PA. Following graduation, she also finished a year-long residency as a chaplain at the Lebanon VA Medical Center in a Clinical Pastoral Education program. Jen holds a Master’s in Community Counseling and practiced as a licensed therapist in Ohio for several years. She also earned her MBA and worked in the business field prior to her counseling work, which lends itself to the tasks of administration and management in the church.
Jen is married to her wonderful wife, Heather, and lives in Columbia with their cats and Jen’s younger sister. She loves being close to the water, history, and THE Ohio State University. In her off time, you can likely find Jen sipping tea and reading a good book in her recliner. When her wife drags her out of the house, it’s usually to go camping and take hikes in nature to spiritually rejuvenate.
The Rev. Stacey Catigano, Deacon
The Rev. Sr. Stacey Catigano, Deacon, is a fool for Christ, wife, mother, grandmother, veteran and novice in the Community of Francis and Clare.
Sister Stacey believes it is both a “joy and privilege” to be serving at St. John’s as their deacon and at Lancaster County Prison as a chaplain.
Sister Stacey loves to laugh, pray the Anglican rosary, knife palette paint, read Terry Pratchett books and collect corny jokes. Presently, she is learning to play the harmonica.
Favorite Quote: “I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me,
He can work through anyone.” ― St Francis of Assisi
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