Our Ordained Clergy
The Rev. Timothy J. Yanni
Fr. Tim grew up in the desert of California’s Imperial Valley, in a city called El Centro. If you’ve ever driven to San Diego along Interstate 8 and seen the silo with the line indicating you’re below sea level, then you have driven through El Centro. Fr. Tim is married to Brandy, who has two adult daughters and two young grandsons.
He attended seminary at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, and he holds a Master of Arts degree in Sacred Theology from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He also holds an MBA degree and a bachelor’s degree in business. Fr. Tim was ordained a transitional deacon at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark in Salt Lake City, Utah and a priest at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Provo, Utah. He worked in the Diocese of Utah for three years, where he became a Board-Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. While in Utah, he served as a hospital chaplain intern for St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City and as the Spiritual Care Manager and Lead Chaplain at Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden. Prior to being called as our Rector, Fr. Tim served as Associate Rector at All Saints’ in Phoenix, where he also taught religion to first through fourth graders. Fr. Tim is particularly passionate about liturgy and pastoral care.
For recreation, he enjoys playing golf, walking his dog, Ari, and hiking in the Phoenix-area mountains. Fr. Tim and Brandy enjoy travelling and meeting new people from around the world. They have been to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, and across the United States numerous times.
Fr. Tim has a playful sense of humor and a love for the people of God. Don’t be surprised to see him wear an aloha shirt from time to time (he has a collection of about 60 aloha shirts, most of them are Reyn Spooner). He loves football and basketball, especially his beloved Fighting Irish.
Fr. Tim is proud to serve as Rector at St. John’s, which he says has the most active outreach ministry teams of any parish he’s seen before. He is proud of the people of St. John’s and believes in us to be the best Christians we can be.
The Rev. Canon Chuck Milhoan
Ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church on January 24, 2009, Chuck Milhoan is not new to the Episcopal Church. Baptized at less than 4 months of age, confirmed at age 11, married at age 26, all in the Episcopal Church, Chuck has a lifelong relationship with the Episcopal Church. Chuck and his wife, Stacy, and their children, Todd and Sarah, have been part of the St. John the Baptist community since 1983.
Chuck graduated from Glendale High School in Glendale, Arizona and completed automotive technician training at Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, Wyoming in 1969. He worked in a variety of positions in the automotive field including the operation of private post-secondary education institutions for automotive training before making the transition to the computer world in 1990.
His hobbies include computers, home repair/refurbishing and golf when he gets an opportunity.
The diaconate is a serving ministry. The church is the visible sign of Jesus Christ in the world and as Christ was a servant to all, so should the church be a Servant Church. We recognize that some persons are called to be deacons, to bring before the body of Christ, the church, opportunities for mission and to encourage the means for training and for responding to those opportunities. Chuck believes that we are all called by God to be servants and we should listen for that unique call, seek discernment for opportunities to serve others and then take action. Words to live by: Matthew 25:37-40
Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you? And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” The Way to live by: John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except thru me. A Choice to live by:
Whatever we do in this life we get to choose. We can choose to listen to the Holy Spirit. We can choose to serve. We can choose to care. A Prayer to live by:
Lord, help me to be a blessing to someone else today.