Meet our Clergy
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The Rev. John F. Stanton (Fr. Jack)
Originally from the Diocese of Newark in New Jersey, Fr. Jack has served in the Diocese of Southeast Florida as Interim Rector at St. James the Fisherman Church in Islamorada (in the Keys) and Priest Associate at Trinity Cathedral in Miami where he helped to start a Spanish language service and assisted with celebrating and preaching at the English language services. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Nehemiah Process in our diocese – a program to assist local churches in growth by sharing the Gospel of Jesus to all people.
Fr. Jack received the degrees of Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York City and MBA in Health Services Administration from Wagner College on Staten Island. He ‘loves’ to teach the Bible. His first Bible class at the Church of the Epiphany is ‘Bible Fundamentals Without Being A Fundamentalist’ – an introduction to the way our knowledge of God grew over centuries as the Bible was written and understood. He is especially happy with the Episcopal Church where all are welcome and where ‘no one needs to leave their brain at the door when they enter a church.’
With a strong belief in the healing
presence of God in our lives, Fr. Jack is with us as pastor and priest to share
in God’s work at the Church of the Epiphany.
He and his wife, Nora, have children and grandchildren in South Florida,
Boston and Honduras.
Deacon Ledley Moss
He was born in Crooked Island in the Bahamas to Dr. Wellington Moss and his wife Melwese. Reverend Moss spent his formative years in the Bahamas where he was active in his community, especially the Anglican/Episcopal Church.
As a young man he relocated to South Florida where he furthered his academics pursuits in management, criminology, science, human resources and Christian studies at Miami-Dade College, Biscayne College and other institutions. For more than 40 years Rev. Moss has had an impressive career in service to his community in the areas of law enforcement and Christian ministry.
He is the Chaplain for the Opa-Locka and West Miami Police Departments. He serves on many boards such as the Dade County Chief of Police, the Cultural Diversity Sensitive Training Panel for Metro Dade and he is the current Chairman of the City of South Miami Pension Board. Rev. Moss has been a deacon for the past 14 years, serving in his current capacity as the Deacon of St. Margaret’s for the past 10 years. He is a role model, father and grandfather figure for the youth at St. Margaret’s family. He is a wise and compassionate leader and confidant for adult congregants and fellow clergy. He married to Muriel B
Michael A. Harris
Michael received his early musical training in Brooklyn, New York at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts, under the instruction of Victoria Freyberg. Awards included being named 1st place winner of the BACA competition in New York City, with winners' recital at Carnegie Hall, and Finalist in the Young Keyboard Artist Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At the age of 7, he began playing organ by ear at his father's church, and began formal organ studies under Carlos D. Prescod, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout the years Michael has served as a part-time and substitute Organist in the States of New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Florida.
Mr. Harris continued his piano studies at the University of Southwest Florida School of Music, in Tampa, Florida, with Joseph Schwartz, where he earned the Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Piano Performance. While there in 1999, he made his debut with the Florida Orchestra at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Mr. Harris was featured soloist in the Orchestra's "Kids' Playtime Concert Series" in their presentation of Camille Saint-Saen's "Carnival of the Animals". He was also winner of the University of South Florida 2001 Concerto Competition, performing the Liszt Piano Concerto in E-flat major at the winners' recital. While attending the University of South Florida, he served as Organist/ Pianist for First Presbyterian Church in Port Charlotte, Florida under Jeff Jordan.
In 2001, while working on the Master of Music Degree in Classical Piano Performance, under the direction of Dr. Miguel Salvador, Mr. Harris was named winner of the Florida International University Annual Concerto Competition. He continued collegiate organ studies under the direction of Joanne Schulte, while serving as Organist/ Pianist at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Miami Shores, Florida.
Since then, Mr. Harris has given numerous solo piano recitals and has participated in several musical collaborations throughout South Florida, New York, Maryland, Washington D.C., and San Francisco.
Most recently, Mr. Harris was guest soloist at the Sarasota Opera House in conjunction with the Choral group, "Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota".
Mr. Harris's Teachers have also included Joanne Schulte (organ), Frances Walker, Hermon Diaz, and Agustin Anievas (piano).