The Rev. John Runkle

Interim Executive Director

The Rev. John Runkle became the half-time interim executive director at St. Mary’s Sewanee on May 1, 2019. He has agreed to serve in this role until a search for a new permanent replacement is completed.

Runkle previously served St. Mary’s Sewanee as executive director from 2013 to 2017, when he departed to resume his architectural practice.

He serves as the Vicar of St. James Episcopal Church in Sewanee and will continue in that capacity during his service at St. Mary’s Sewanee. Runkle has extensive experience in church and nonprofit management, which includes service at the Washington National Cathedral and consulting with the Episcopal Church Center in New York.