Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

The Rt. Rev. William (Chip) Stokes

The Right Reverend William H. (Chip) Stokes is the twelfth Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey.  Elected on May 4, 2013, he was Consecrated on November 2, 2013 and succeeded The Right Reverend George Councell. He and his wife Susan have been married for 38 years and live in Trenton.  They have four grown children, one granddaughter and a grandson.

Priest in Charge

Priest in Charge

The Rev. Peter De Franco, OSB

Father Peter began serving at St. John the Baptist in December 2017. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University. He is a member of the Companions of St. Luke, a dispersed Benedictine Community. He and his husband Carl have been married for 24 years. They live in the rectory with their three cats.

Vocational Deacon

Vocational Deacon

the Rev. Deacon David Lawson-Beck

Deacon David has served at St. John the Baptist for 10 years.