Our Staff

Reverend Joseph Rushton


The Reverend Joseph M. Rushton has been Rector at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ocean City, Maryland since October 2017. Father Rushton was ordained as a priest in 1981 and was received as a priest of the Episcopal Church in 2007. During the past 10 years Father Rushton has served in various parishes in the Baltimore County area and most recently as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown, Delaware.

Prior to this Father Rushton served as a Roman Catholic deacon and a priest in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and held various positions in mental health and psychiatry as a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker. Born and raised in Baltimore County Maryland his education includes a Bachelor of Arts, two professional Master Degrees, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Anglican Studies.

Ms. Bonnie Rease


Bonnie Rease has been attending Church of The Holy Spirit since 2008. She assumed the duties of parish secretary in November 2016. Bonnie is very involved with the administration of the church business affairs, has been the Treasurer since 2012, and has served on the Vestry.

Ms. Monica Martin

Senior Warden

Monica Martin and her family began attending Church of The Holy Spirit in 2003.  She has been Senior Warden since January 2017.  Monica serves as a Eucharistic Minister and a Lector.  She is very involved with all parish activities, serves on the Vestry, and is the President of the ECW.


Three Year Term Expires:

January 1, 2018 – Helene Clifton, Diane Frombach, Bill Johnston

January 1, 2019 – Cal Hook, Monica Martin, Cheryl Spanninger

January 1, 2020 – Sam Domangue, Kathy Elmer, Melanie Konoski

Ms. Katherine Elmer

Sunday School

Kathy Elmer and her family began attending Church of The Holy Spirit in 2003.  She has been the Sunday School Supervisor since that time.  Kathy is very active in all areas of the church, serves on the Vestry, and is a member of the ECW.

Tim DeSilver, Timea Bodi, Alex DeSilver

Music Team