Meet Our Pastors

Rev. Dr. Patrick Marshall

Senior Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Patrick Marshall has been the Senior Pastor at St. John’s since June 2013. Before that, he was the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Wahoo, Nebraska for eight years. Patrick studied literature at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and then received his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. In 2024 Patrick received his Doctor of Ministry in Missional Leadership from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His thesis focused on how, in a highly polarized society, churches can nurture understanding between people who believe differently.

Patrick and his wife Jen were married in 2003 and have three children. In his free time, Patrick loves to cook, read, watch TV and movies (especially Sci-fi), and spend as much time as he can with his family.

When asked what he loves about St. John’s, Patrick responded, “Everyone here is so warm and welcoming. They genuinely care about each other and the community. The church is small enough that you can know everyone here on a very personal level, but at the same time, we are big enough to do some amazing ministry. People here are mission-minded and constantly striving to grow in their faith. As a pastor, it is an absolute gift to share life and ministry with such intelligent, compassionate, generous people!”



Rev. Ridgley Joyner

Associate Pastor

Reverend Ridgley Joyner has been the Associate Pastor at St. John’s Presbyterian Church since June 2017. Prior to her arrival at St. John’s, Ridgley has served churches in Atlanta, GA, Spartanburg, SC and Charleston, SC. Ridgley graduated from Converse College with a BS in Business Economics. She received her dual Master’s in Divinity and Masters of Practical Theology with a focus in Christian Education from Columbia Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. 

Ridgley works with our children, youth and young families at St. Johns and also serves as Pastoral Laison to our board of Deacons and Adult Christian Education Committee. Ridgley joined St John’s as the Associate Pastor as a part of an effort to bring ministry to the entire family unit. Her hopes for this church family is that she can help deepen relationships between the youth and children with the rest of the congregation, but also to equip families within the church to build faith within the home. Ridgley loves to craft, cook, cycle and create in her free time.