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St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church

Vestry and Staff

 

VESTRY

 

The Right Reverend Ian T. Douglas, Bishop of Connecticut

 

Nicholas Downes, Senior Warden

Charmian C. Place, Junior Warden

James S. Vick, Treasurer

Andrea Sehl, Assistant Treasurer

Alexandra D. DiPentima, Clerk

 

 

Vestry Class of 2018

John Barton

Candace Conard

Christopher Rehkow

 

Vestry Class of 2019

Irene Connors

Wayne Giles

David Lindley

 

Vestry Class of 2020

Christine Beer

George-Ann Gowan

Jim Perkins

 

Delegates to Diocesan Convention

Nick Downes, Jeff West

John Barton, Charmian Place (Alternates)

 

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The Reverend Roger B. White, Rector

The Reverend Dr David K. McIntosh, Priest Associate

Tara Shepley, Seminarian Intern

Thomas W. Holcombe, Organist & Director of Choirs

Margaret O’Brien, Director of the Children’s Choir

Heather Scofield, Parish Administrator

Bill McLaren, Sexton

Randy Osolin, Verger

 


 

STAFF
 
RECTOR
The Reverend Roger B. White is an alumnus of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.  Prior to coming to St Andrew’s, he was Curate of Holy Spirit Parish in Lake Forest, Illinois, and had taught church history in Yale Divinity School.
 
PRIEST ASSOCIATE
The Reverend Dr David K. McIntosh is an alumnus of the General Theological Seminary.  St Andrew's sponsored him for ordinaiton in 2010, and prior to his return to the parish he was Priest Associate in Trinity Parish, Torrington.  He serves on the Commission on Ministry for the ECCT, and has been its chair for the last three years. He is also a medical doctor and has practiced in Kent for more than fifteen years, where he lives with his husband, Dan Barr.

 

SEMINARIAN INTERN
Tara Shepley is presently a Middler (2nd Year) student at the Berkley Divinity School at Yale University. She has extensive training in Biblical studies and for many years has served in various roles at her sponsoring parish f St. Paul's in Brookfield, where her husband, The Rev. Joseph Shepley is rector.
 
PARISH MUSICIAN
Thomas W. Holcombe is the retired Organist and Choir Director of St Joseph's Chapel, Kent School, where he also taught theology.  An alumnus of Harvard College and Union Theological Seminary, he assumed the position of Organist and Director of Choirs of St Andrew's Parish in September, 2012.
 
DIRECTOR OF THE CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Margie O'Brien teaches voice at Kent School and is an alumna of Hamilton College.  She also has a master's degree in music therapy from NYU. 
 
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR 
Heather Scofield began as the Parish Administrator in the spring of 2017.  She is a Kent resident, a mother of three, and a member of the Kent School Community where her husband Curtis is on the faculty.  Heather is also a painter and has shown her work in local and out of state galleries and venues.  
 
SEXTON 
Bill McLaren has been with the parish for more than twenty years and is responsible for the maintenance of the parish house and many other kindnesses. 
 
VERGER 
Randy Osolin grew up at St Andrew's and has, for more than twenty-five years, been responsible for the maintenance of the church building as well as many other graces.