The Reverend Dr. Ron Taylor has been the rector at St. Peter by-the-Lake since August 1st 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Wingate University, a Master of Divinity Degree from the School of Theology at the University of South, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree also from the University of the South. Read More
Janice McGuire
Gary Johnston
Kate D'Amato
Kina Cartee
Director of Christian Formation
Leigh Ann Johnston
Organist & Director of Music
Judith, a retired college professor, was ordained a deacon in 1996. Since becoming a deacon, she has served 11 years as a volunteer Hospice chaplain, served as a volunteer at Holy Angels in Belmont, and currently serves as a chaplain with a team at local nursing homes and care centers. Read More

New Bishop


The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin was consecrated as the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina on October 1, 2016. Prior to his election as bishop of the diocese of Western North Carolina, McLoughlin served as the Canon to the Ordinary and Chief-of-Staff for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma since 2008. 

Ordained in 2005, McLoughlin earned his Masters in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida. Prior to his call to the priesthood, McLoughlin worked in the criminal justice field serving in the State of Florida as a police officer and in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. in various capacities, most recently as the special assistant/senior advisor to the assistant attorney general.

McLoughlin and his wife Laurel have been married for 23 years, and together have two children, Alexander, 17, and Alyson, 14. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, McLoughlin is bilingual, enjoys music, playing the drums, and studying 18th century American history.


As the Vestry of the Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake,

We believe.....

  • God has blessed us with all that we have
  • All of God's children should be givers of their time, talent and treasure

We commit to....

  • Using God's bounty wisely within church and community
  • Leading and promoting proportional giving of time, talent and treasure
  • Sharing our blessing through witness with others

We invite.....

  • All parishioners to join the vestry in sharing our individual gifts and ministries in response to God's love for us
Vestry Members

Bill Reid, Senior Warden

Matt Gustis, Junior Warden

Lisa Anzalone

Christian Formation

Stephanie Heil

Christian Formation

Vikki Gaver

Mission / Outreach

Ross Bulla


Ron Horne

Safety/Security; Worship/Liturgy/Music

Cyndi Jarvis

Christian Formation

Leo Soorus

Mission / Outreach

Daphne Wagner

Clerk of Vestry


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