My name is Joydeth Lacey-Amos. I am a wife, a mother of a beautiful daughter, and a NYC public school teacher. I am from a long line of Anglican (Episcopal) church members. I was christened as a baby in the Anglican Church and grew up being an active member (Sunday School, church concerts, church plays, scripture reader, etc.), who was later confirmed as a teenager. I migrated to the United States in 2001 where I attended an Episcopal church in the Bronx regularly for several years, but slacked off after I moved to Queens in 2006.
After my daughter was born in 2011, I began to look for an Episcopal Church for her to be baptized, and my online search took me here to St. John’s. My first visit here reminded me so much of the church I grew up in. In addition to them both being named after the same patron saint, they were small churches where everyone knew each other, and so I felt that this connection was meant to be. I have been regularly attending church here since then and was officially acknowledged as a member in 2016.
I have been supportive of St. John’s in whatever way I can. I've attended fundraiser events, assisted with international fairs, read bible lessons, and I was a member of the 90th anniversary committee and I currently serve as Clerk of the Vestry. I am committed to continue serving the Lord by being more active in the church and would be honored to serve as a member of the vestry.