Go Outreach Ministry

We believe God has called St. John the Divine to be a 'Light to the City' by living missionally beyond our walls.

The Go Outreach ministry supports and collaborates with community partners to serve adults and children in the Greater Houston area in the areas of housing, employment, education, nutrition, social services, and other necessities thanks to generous gifts of time, talent, and financial resources.

  • You can get involved in serving our city through drives, service projects, and volunteer opportunities that support our many partners in Houston and the world. With pandemic restrictions easing, we also look forward to resuming foreign mission trips in 2023.
  • We offer financial assistance to organizations through a grant process directed by the Go Leadership Team, a small group of parishioners that serve three-year terms, in collaboration with the rector and vestry. We distribute 10% of all pledges and plate offerings to local and global partners.
  • Our ongoing investment in Houston and beyond is our response to the grace of our baptism and the Church's ongoing work of redemption in the world — a living witness of the Good News of God's love as we know it through Jesus.

You are invited to be the light of Christ in our church and city through service.

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Go Outreach Ministry Staff

The Rev. Trent Pettit

Associate Rector

Fr. Trent joined the clergy staff at St. John the Divine in 2023, and was ordained in 2021. His discernment process and curacy took him to three different countries which deepened his heart for missions and the church’s catholicity. He is married to Kira Moolman Pettit, and enjoys art, metal, and beekeeping.

Tany James

Director of GO Ministries

Tany is a native Houstonian and attended The Kinkaid School and The University of Texas at Austin. She was a buyer for a boutique clothing store and went on to be Director of Recruiting and assisted with marketing at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka law firm.

She has four grown children and one grandson. Tany spent many years as a “professional volunteer” with the Junior League of Houston and at her children’s schools, as well as with numerous non-profits in Houston and serving in board positions.

She began at SJD in the Rector’s office 4 ½ years ago and is now the Director of GO Outreach, where she serves her call to serve God and others who are in need.

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