Our Clergy & Staff
Questions regarding pastoral care should be made to the church office at 618-656-1929. Alternatively, email can be sent to [email protected].
The Rev. John Conner
Rector, St. Andrew's
Fr. John Conner is our new Rector as of August 14, 2023 after serving as a priest in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Father John is a native of the Delaware Valley and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (‘16) from which he holds a B.A. in English Literature.
After being approved for postulancy by Bishop Gutierrez of Pennsylvania, he matriculated at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in 2018 and graduated from the same in 2021.
Following diaconal ordination, Father began his ministry as a deacon and then priest in charge of the Church of the Incarnation in Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Grace Episcopal Church in Hulmeville, Pennsylvania.
Father John is married to Chloe Groth of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (marriage date August 10th). She and Fr. John met at Nashotah House.
Organist and Choirmaster
Henry Evans describes himself as “Someone who loves to play the organ!” He holds the Bachelor of Music Degree and a Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Piano Pedagogy from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and a Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the University of North Texas. In 1992, He was awarded the Organ Scholar Fellowship at Church of the Incarnation (Episcopal), Dallas, TX. He has played the organ and conducted church choirs for thirty-six years. During his extensive training, he studied with several well-known organists. His teachers included Kathleen Thomerson and Jesse Eschbach, and he was one of the last students of the French organist Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier. He has served as dean of the Saint Louis and Southern Illinois Chapters of the American Guild of Organists.
J Weingartner, Volunteer
Under the leadership of parishioner Jane Weingartner, volunteers currently work in place of an office staff member and oversee the printing of bulletins for Sunday services and special services, handle office phone calls and voicemail, distribute mail and packages, declutter the office, and help with organization in the choir room and the kitchen.
Current Office Volunteers are Marianne Cavanaugh and Marilyn Strangeman. Contact Jane Weingartner to become a volunteer in the parish office.
M Smithson, Volunteer
Parishioner Marian Smithson coordinates Parish Communications (web, e-news, Facebook, notices, media) with weekly help from Marianne Cavanaugh and Jane Weingartner for the newsletter. She also maintains the church database that is used to produce parish directories several times each year. Contact Marian at [email protected].