St. John's Episcopal Parish in Lewisboro, N.Y. has announced that Father Joe Campo (Class of 2003) has become the 16th rector in the parish's 253 year history. He began his ministry May 1 at the parish's two churches, St. John's Church in South Salem and St. Paul's Chapel in Vista. Father Joe was previously priest-in-charge at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Hartsdale. He also served as an associate priest at Grace Episcopal Church in White Plains.
Campo studied for the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in Rome, and was ordained in June 1975. He served as both a parish priest and as a canon lawyer until his resignation in 1997. He and his wife, JoAnne, were received into the Episcopal Church in 2000. After completing studies at the parish and diocesan level as well as at General, he was received as an Episcopal priest in 2003.
"I am overjoyed with the prospect of serving the Lord and his people in the faith community of St. John's and St. Paul's," Campo said. "I am looking forward to this new beginning."
"Father Joe comes to us with a love of preaching, teaching and ministry to the sick," said James Follect, co-warden of the St. John's Episcopal Parish Vestry. "Our parish will benefit from both his religious leadership and secular world experience."