Staff

Amanda Cook - Parish Administrator

Amanda was raised in Aiken, South Carolina, and later moved to North Augusta , South Carolina. She has been in Marion since January 2019. She is a graduate of Francis Marion University (1998) with a BS in Political Science. She loves to read, to go concerts and play Dungeons and Dragons on the weekend. She has one brother (Calvin) that lives in Maryland. Calvin and his wife have 3 kids (2 of whom are in the picture). She would like to think that she is a really good Aunt. Amanda is active with the Food Pantry that is run through St. John's and also helps with the Children's Ministry.

Karen Potter - Organist, Choir Director, Bell Choir Director

Karen Potter, BS, MM, is a graduate of Northern State University, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM). She studied piano and organ with Merritt Johnson; graduate piano study with Mark Wait. She has been organist/choir director in six states, playing in Lutheran, Methodist and Episcopal churches. This is her 46th year on the bench, and she has been at St. John's since 2005. This year she will also conduct St. John's handbell choir. Karen is married to Bill Potter; they have one son, William.

Reverend Mike Cogsdale - Interim Rector