Jon Rania

Director of Music & Communications
Jon Rania serves on staff here as Director of Music and Communications. He is the primary organist for the parish and is the music resource person for all liturgical functions at both church and chapel. He is also our primary resource person for weddings and funerals and other special events. On the communications end, Jon is responsible for oversight of our advertising, social media, livestream broadcasting, media relations, etc. A long-time church musician, Jon marks his forty-fifth year as a professional church musician this year (2022). Jon conducts the choirs primarily the adult choir right now. With the hopes of re-establishing a children's choir and a resumption of the handbell choir later this year. This is Jon's second time around on staff here at All Saints' & St. George's. Jon first came to us as assistant organist and choir director in the fall of 2002 and served on staff until June of 2007. Rejoining the staff in February, 2022. Jon began music studies when he was just six years old. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, was a piano student of Dame Silvia Fish at Settlement Music School's Mary Louise Curtis Branch in Center City, Philadelphia, also studying at St. Charles Seminary's Religious Studies Division (the now defunct Philadelphia Institute for Ministerial Music) under special tutelage of Dr. Peter LaManna, Archdiocesan Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Director of Music for the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul in Philadelphia. He attended Immaculata (then College) University in the Sacred Music degree program. Jon served many churches in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas. He also served the Diocese of Camden (NJ) as Diocesan Director of Music and Music Director of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, NJ for seven years from 1994 to 2001 just prior to relocating here to Rehoboth year-round in the fall of 2001.

Jon and his husband Rob have been parishioners of All Saints' since 2002 and have two boys, Kenny and Evan both of whom were raised in the faith here having been Baptized, completing all levels of Sunday School, confirmed and as acolytes. He looks forward to serving the parish and working as a team player with the staff and clergy and by building up the music program in new and innovative ways.
The message of God is very simple. Love one another. Take care of one another. Take care of creation. And while you're at it, love me--love God. Do that and you will find your way. That is the core of the gospel. That is the only sermon that matters.
- The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop &Primate of The Episcopal Church