John Ames, Parish Associate

John is a retired Presbyterian minister who serves part time on our staff, concentrating in the areas of Adult Education, and assisting in mission and outreach, pastoral care and worship leadership. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (BA), Union Theological Seminary (BD), and Duke University (PhD). He was ordained in Bethesda, Maryland and served Presbyterian congregations there and in Lyndhurt, New Jersey, Louisville, Kentucky, and East Hampton, New York before “retiring” to Chestertown. In addition to his work at PCC he has chaired the boards of the Chester River Chorale and the Samaritan Group and currently serves on the Council of the Washington College “Academy of Lifelong Learning.” He and his wife Gillian have three adult children and three grandchildren.