Meet Us

 

Clergy

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

The Rev. Anne Hutcherson

Associate Rector

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

The Rev. Jeff Stevenson

Assistant Rector

Fr. Jeff joined the St. Andrew’s team in July 2018. He and his husband, Noah, came to us from the Washington, D.C., area. Fr. Jeff graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary after a long-deferred sense of call to the priesthood. This is a third career for Fr. Jeff. Both his previous careers – first in the Navy and then as national security consultant – took him around the world. He has a passion for engaging with people and meaningful liturgy, so it’s perfect that his responsibilities focus on pastoral care and worship. Fr. Jeff’s hobby is collecting hobbies, everything from knitting to off-roading.

frjeff@standrewkc.org

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

Zach Beall

Director of Operations and Community Connections

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

Cheryl Cementina

Adult Formation Coordinator

Cheryl has an undergraduate degree in religious studies, and graduate degrees in clinical psychology and counseling. In addition to her professional career, she has taught adult Christian education, English as a second language, and U.S. citizenship prep. She has been part of St. Andrew’s staff since 2011.

cheryl@standrewkc.org

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

Jean Long

Minister for Children, Youth, Younger Adults, and Families

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

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

Mary Sanders

Assistant to the Clergy

Mary has been at St. Andrew’s for more than 11 years. She has two children, son Chris and daughter Molly, and one granddaughter, Mary. Before coming to St. Andrew’s, Mary worked in the grocery industry as a sales person for 20 years.

mary@standrewkc.org

Colleen Simon

Engagement Coordinator

Colleen Simon came to St. Andrew’s in 2017 as our night receptionist and was promoted in May 2018. She spent 20 years in pharmaceutical sales before gaining her certification in Faith and Social Justice from the University of Dayton. Colleen was regional director of the Office of Justice & Peace for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond, VA, and has worked in Catholic parishes and nonprofits in Kansas City. She and her wife Donna are the guardians of a little boy.

csimon@standrewkc.org

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

Melissa Rock

Senior Warden

Morgan Olander

Junior Warden

Bill Aliber

Treasurer

Jan Ashmore

Human Resources and Parish Care

Kate Banks

Youth Formation

Joy Bower

Hospitality

Vin Clark

Adult Formation

Bert Cottine

Parishioner Engagement

Stephen Duerst

Stewardship (Treasure)

Charlie Horner

Endowment and Development

Lora Kokjer

Worship

George Kroh

Community Connections

Sarah Murray

Gather & Grow

Ashly Pindell

Children's Formation

Jennifer Pratt-Hyatt

Engagement

Sally Stuart

Community Connections

Norman Todd

Secretary

Greg Bentz

Past Senior Warden