The Reverend Canon
C. John Thompson-Quartey
Canon for Ministry Development and Congregational Vitality
Diocese of Atlanta
The Reverend Canon C. John Thompson-Quartey is Canon for Ministry Development and Congregational Vitality in the diocese of Atlanta. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, he served as rector of St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey for nine years. Before St. Mary’s, he was Chaplain for Pastoral Care and Director of the Community Outreach Program at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH from 1999 to 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University, New Jersey and a Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary, New York. In his current position, he is responsible for inspiring vitality in congregations through parish stewardship support and vestry coaching, vocational discernment and seminarian support, clergy events programming and planning, clergy continuing education support, serving as resource person for the community of Deacons, and supervision of Campus Ministries and Youth Ministries. He is passionate about Social Justice and Adaptive Leadership. He is married to Jerlyn (Jeri), and they have three adult daughters. John enjoys going on long walks with his wife, listening to jazz and classical music, and birdwatching.