The Reverend Eliacin Rosario Cruz is the Rector of St. John’s.

Rev. Eliacín is originally from Puerto Rico, where served for more than a decade as Program Director at a retreat center and church planter. He moved to Washington State in 2005 and now called the Pacific Northwest his second home. Eliacín was ordained to the Priesthood in The Episcopal Church in 2015.

Being fully bilingual (Spanish-English), Eliacín is invested in creating opportunities for broadening intercultural competency and awareness. He is a trainer at the College for Congregational Developement.

Eliacín is a board member of the Episcopal Evangelism Society and is a member of the Union for Black Episcopalians.

He enjoys coffee, dark beer, and dark chocolate.  He unashamedly drives a mini-van.

Please contact him for an appointment at 360 568-4622 or by email to

A woman, a deacon, reads from the Gospel book


The Rev. Liz Van Dyke is an ordained deacon appointed by Bishop Greg Rickel to serve at St. John’s.  As a long-time member of St. Philip’s, Liz sensed a call to serve as a deacon and began the discernment process in early 2014. While she was serving as a worship leader and volunteer administrator at St. Philip’s, Liz was developing her gifts for gathering and empowering others to serve the needy and began attending formation weekends with the deacon community.

Parish Administrator

Kim Eichner keeps our church office open between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Kim greets visitors with a friendly smile and is the go-to person for anyone who wants to schedule an activity or use a church meeting room.  So if you have questions about St. John’s, start with Kim.  She will find the answers for you.


Nursery Attendant

Leah Caton provides trained nursery care to the very young, from birth through age 3.  Leah has current first aid and CPR training and has completed the required diocesan classes, Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People.  Leah provides care every Sunday between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.  She also provides care for other church events and activities.