Meet Our Vestry
Our 2015 Vestry Members
John Anderson (Co-Warden)
John Anderson was born and lived his early life in the small community of River Falls, Wisconsin, a rural agricultural area. John earned a degree at Harvard College. In his stint in the Army during the Vietnam War, John was stationed in North Carolina where he met his wife, Starr. After law school (Suffolk University) John and Starr settled in Georgetown, MA, where he continues in his general practice of law.
John and Starr have been members at St. James since 1977. They love the vitality of St. James. John has served as Warden on three occasions including his current term. John has done other community services including as three-time chairman of the Georgetown School Committee (1992-2001), and two-time Chairman of fund distribution for the Merrimack Valley United Way. John and Starr have two grown children, Elisha and Emily. As often as possible they love to visit their grandson, Camilo, who lives in Baltimore with his parents, Emily and Leo.
I am a volunteer at, and Executive Director of, the Joyful Ladle, Inc, which is a soup kitchen feeding hungry of Haverhill for over 30 years.
Before I retired, I was a management consultant for high tech companies concerned with compliance with standards and regulations – our slogan was “management of quality and quality of management”.
I have served the diocese on the Compensation and Benefits Committee, the Congregational Consultants, and in other capacities.
Linda Prescott Chiango (Co-Warden)
She has been a member of St. James for seven years having been born and baptized into the former All Saint's Episcopal Church, in Georgetown. Currently serving a first term as Warden she has previously served on the Vestry and as Treasurer. Her joy is the family of St James and the documenting of that family life in photographs.
She is a Groveland native and has been a parishioner at St. James since 2004, and joined the vestry in the summer of 2011. She is a multi-published novelist, and enjoys spending time with her dogs and horse, all of whom have been frequent visitors to St. James. She and her husband Chris have a daughter, Emma, in middle school.
The Rev. Kit Lonergan is St. James Priest-in-Charge
He has been a member of St. James since 2003. He is a retired electrical engineer, having spent his entire career at MIT Lincoln Lab on Hanscom AFB. He is the Assistant Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. His interests at St. James are finance, property and mission activities. He loves gardening, fishing and golf. He and his wife Ardie moved to Groveland from Bedford, MA in 2002 and love this quiet little town.
I have been a long time member of St. James and consider it an extension of my family that I love very much. I am involved in as many areas of church life that I can contribute to in a productive manner..
I am a widow. My husband, Fred, was also a member of the congregation. We have 4 wonderful children who have wonderful spouses and 9, even more wonderful grandchildren. I am delighted that my daughter and her family also worship at St. James.
I recently retired as a career OB-GYN nurse and have made the decision to sell my home in Groveland. I'm planning to stay in FL every winter and live in Newburyport the rest of the year. When in Newburyport, I plan to still attend St. James.
He and his family have been a members of St. James since 2001. During this time he served on various committees and is currently serving his second three-year term on the Vestry. Todd is a Production Manager with the A.W. Chesterton Company and values spending time with his family and the folks at St. James.