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The Reverend Anne B. Whitesel, Deacon (retired)

Ann. WhiteselAnne Whitesel served at St. John’s her entire active ministry as a deacon and is now retired. She and her husband, Col William Whitesel, USA (retired) moved from military assignment to new assignment until he became the Commander of Carlisle Barracks. They settled into St. John’s and both became extremely active. Ann eventually discerned a call to serve in the Diaconate, was sponsored by the parish, completed the required course of training in the School of Christian Studies and was ordained as a Deacon at Bucknell University Chapel on June 10, 1983. She is also a graduate of Stratford College in Virginia and Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Deacon Ann’ ministry at St. John’s centered on Outreach, Christian Education, Kerygma Bible Study, the Altar Guild, Women at the Well, the Prayer Shawl Ministry, and Prayer Partners. She also served for a time as Chaplain and member of the board at the Episcopal Home in Shippensburg and on the Diocesan Commissions of Christian Education, Healing and Aging.