Staff

Vicar at St. John's - The Rev. Kelly Aughenbaugh, M.Div

Appointed by the the Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, in 2016, the Rev. Kelly Aughenbaugh is a graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific - Berkeley, California and was ordained to the priesthood on December 1, 2016. She grew up in Wooster, Ohio where she also graduated from the College of Wooster with a major in Geology. She loves basketball, being outdoors, reading a good book and spending time with loved ones. Kelly is excited to live and spend time in Cleveland and enjoys getting to know the amazing people, places and organizations in Ohio City!

Program and Facility Director - Megan Allen, MPA

Megan Allen is a University of Akron graduate with a Masters in Public Administration and has a Bachelors degree in History and Museum Studies from Walsh University - North Canton, Ohio . Megan was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and is excited to work at The Institute and utilize both of her degrees! She enjoys being out in the community, learning about random things, and is always up for a good documentary! Megan is excited to get to know Ohio City and all it has to offer.  

joint Council

The Trustees of St. John's and the Friend's of St. John's form the Joint Council of St John's. It looks like St. John's has a lot of "things!"  The Joint council is responsible for the strategic planning, programming, and development of The Institute at St. John's. This collaboration between the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio and the Ohio City community helps The Institute fully live into its history as a place of worship, welcome, liberation, and hope. 

The Trustees of St John's are appointed by the Bishop and represent clergy and lay members of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.

  • The Rev. David Bargetzi - St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Cleveland, OH
  • Ms. Martha Marsh - Lay 
  • The Rev. Canon Brad Purdum - Canon for Congregations, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio
  • Ms. Dianne Audirck Smith - Lay

The Friends of St John's are a community group that formed to reclaim St. John's for its historical, architectural, and community value. Three members, chosen by The Friends,currently serve on the Joint Council.

  • Alex Frondorf - Chair of The Friends and Ohio City resident
  • Meredith Shoop - Ohio City resident
  • Stephen Harrison - Ohio City resident