Meet Us

 

Clergy

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The Rev. John Spicer

Rector

Fr. John came to St. Andrew’s in 2005 as assistant rector. In 2011, he became priest-in-charge and was called as rector in 2012. He and his wife, Ann, have two grown children, Kathryn and Dan. Fr. John loves writing and is the author of the book Beating the Boundaries: The Church God is Calling Us to Be. He believes passionately in the church’s call to mission, whether in our Brookside/Waldo neighborhood or with our partners in Haiti. In his spare time, Fr. John enjoys going to the movies with Ann.

frjohn@standrewkc.org
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The Rev. Jean Long

Associate Rector

Deacon Jean has been a member of St. Andrew’s since 1997. She became children’s ministry director in 2005 and was in this position until 2011. In 2015, Jean joined the staff at St. Andrew’s once again as the youth ministry coordinator. She and her husband, Paul, have three girls. Jean’s passion is building relationships with youth, parents, and younger adults, creating communities where they can learn, worship, serve, and enjoy each other!

jean@standrewkc.org

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The Rev. Anne Hutcherson

Associate Rector Emeritus

Mtr. Anne came to us in 2007, following ordination and a career traveling the world before unexpectedly landing in seminary. She has served as Associate Rector for much of her 10 years with us before taking retirement a bit more seriously and now is serving part-time. She continues some liturgical presence but is focused on her primary passion, pastoral care. Mtr. Anne is married to retired Episcopal priest, Robert, and “mothers” a black lab and 3 cats!

mtranne@standrewkc.org
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The Rev. Rita Kendagor

Assistant Rector

Info coming soon.

mtrrita@standrewkc.org

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The Ven. Bruce Bower

Archdeacon

Deacon Bruce and his wife, Joy, have been members of St. Andrew's for over three decades. Once retired, Bruce pursued a calling to the diaconate and became ordained in 2014. He was assigned to serve at St. Andrew's to develop servant leaders and to pursue his passion for pastoral care ministries...bringing lay ministers into relationship with people in need of God's grace during times of challenge. He is also focused on bringing joy to worship. In 2016, Bishop Field appointed Bruce as archdeacon of the Diocese of West Missouri. His ministry also includes being pastoral leader of all the deacons in our diocese and representing them at the national church level. In his spare time, Deacon Bruce enjoys reading, competitive BBQ, and spending time with his family (and his pals).

dcnbruce@standrewkc.org

 

Staff

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Zach Beall

Director of Operations and Strategic Partnerships

Zach came to St. Andrew’s in the spring of 2018. He has a degree in business administration and a background in community engagement, including national service in AmeriCorps, where he proudly served two years in the Kansas City Public Schools. Zach is a lover of food, community, and travel.

zbeall@standrewkc.org
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Nina Edwards

Finance Coordinator

Nina has worked at St. Andrew’s for more than 10 years. She has a background in mathematics and has always worked in the finance world, mainly for a company that she and her husband owned. She has two grown boys. Her free time is mostly spent cooking, knitting, and volunteering at the church she attends.

nina@standrewkc.org
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Adam James

Worship Tech Coordinator

Adam and his wife, Kimberly, joined the parish in January, 2019. He worked in the HJ's Cafe and transitioned to the roll of worship tech coordinator in 2020. Adam has proudly served the city of Kansas City as a professional firefighter and EMT for 15 years. He is an active Freemason, loves to cook for a crowd, and enjoys serving others (especially coffee and espresso drinks). He also serves as a Eucharistic Minister and is involved with the Parish Engagement and Communications commissions.

adam@standrewkc.org

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Erin Lemanski

Graphic Designer

Erin has a degree in graphic design from Park University and has been a graphic designer for over 15 years. She and her husband Mark have two children, Katie and Joey and a basset hound mix named Georgia. In her free time, Erin loves knitting, sewing, cooking and playing trivia games with her family.

erin@standrewkc.org
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Ashley Pindell

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Ashley has been a member of St. Andrew’s since 1997. She has served many roles in the church including Sunday school teacher, nursery volunteer, Co-Directress of Altar Guild, and Vestry member. In 2019, Ashley joined the the staff as Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She and her husband, Joe, have three daughters. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys gardening, exercising, spending time with family, and being outside.

ashley@standrewkc.org
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Lauren Richardson

Communications Manager

Lauren has a degree in interactive digital media, with experience in digital photography, social media management, and design. She spends her free time cooking, reading, and weekend vacationing to the Lake of the Ozarks. She has been at St. Andrew’s since 2017.

lauren@standrewkc.org

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Sarah Tepikian

Engagement Coordinator

Sarah has a background in direct client service and non-profit management, specifically related to education and food access in Kansas City. She is a proud AmeriCorps alum. Sarah is passionate about forging authentic relationships and inviting people from the margins into the center. In her free time, she enjoys sharing a good meal with loved ones, antique mall treasure hunting, and tending to her many plants. Sarah has been with St. Andrew’s since 2018.

sarah@standrewkc.org
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Robert Tillman

Facilities Manager

Robert is a Southwest High School graduate and has two sons, Christopher and Paris. He has been a valued part of St. Andrew’s for over 11 years. In his free time, Robert likes to read and go to the movies.

robert@standrewkc.org
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Dr. Thomas R. (Tom) Vozzella

Director of Music & Organist

Tom has served St. Andrew's as director of music and organist since 2014. He and his wife, Cathy, have one daughter, Ashley. Both mother and daughter sing in St. Andrew’s choirs. When not preparing and presenting music, Tom has served both the American Guild of Organists and American Choral Directors Association in leadership roles, locally, regionally, and nationally. As a composer, he has compositions published in five catalogues. His motto: Serving Christ and his church through the beauty of the choral art.

thomas@standrewkc.org

 

Vestry

Bill Aliber

Senior Warden

Matt Bleakley

Stewardship Liaison

Emily Bond

Parish Care Liaison

Jean Kiene

Outreach Liaison

Cayla Lawrence

Young Adult Ministry Liaison

Brian Gloe

Community Connections

Latoya Goree-Hamilton

Worship Liaison

Stephanie Henson

Engagement Liaison

In transition

Children's Ministry Liaison

Guy Creveling

Endowment Liaison

Scott Kirmer

Facilities Liaison

Ward Cook

Youth Ministry Liaison

Susan Paynter

Junior Warden & Adult Christian Formation Liaison

Ann Renne

Hospitality Liaison

Christina Santiago Turner

Communications Liaison

Jason Angilan

Treasurer & Finance Liaison

 

Other Parish Officers

Melissa Rock

Past Senior Warden

Ann Goodrich

Secretary

Greg Bentz

Chancellor