[St. John’s Episcopal Church] Cara Ellen Modisett has joined the staff of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Va., as director of communications.
She has worked in music and communications in a range of settings. She served as minister of communication for Church of the Holy Communion (Episcopal) in Memphis, Tennessee, and prior to that as communications adviser for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.
She is a contributing editor for the Episcopal Cafe and was curator and writer for the Prayers of the People for General Convention 78, working with the Society of St. John the Evangelist. She also serves as music director for St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal, also in Roanoke.
In her secular roles, Modisett was editor of Blue Ridge Country magazine and a reporter/producer for WVTF public radio. She has taught English at Ferrum College and is currently staff collaborative pianist for Radford University.
She is originally from Harrisonburg, Va., and holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in music from James Madison University and a master’s degree in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. Her writing has been published in The Living Church, Memphis Magazine, Still: The Journal, The Roanoker magazine and other periodicals.