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. Benjamin Hankinson
The Rev. Benjamin Hankinson, was called to St. Andrew's on February 1, 2020, and served the parish until July 15, 2022, when he resigned in order to accept the position of Director of Admissions at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. We will miss him but wish him well in this new role for the church at large.
Deacon Mark Klamer has been assigned to St. Andrew's by Bishop Burgess to serve until the end of December 2022. He will be assisting the priests with Holy Eucharist and working with the Senior Warden and vestry in various capacities in the absence of a Rector.
The Rev. David Boase
In the absence of Fr. Hankinson, Father Boase will officiate at selected Sunday services in August, November, and December of 2022 and provide pastoral care to parish families living in Illinois.
Fr. John Henry
In the absence of Fr. Hankinson, Father Henry will officiate on the first Sunday in August through December of 2022.
While we search for a new Rector, retired clergy in our diocese will be celebrating Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 8 and 10 a.m.
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.
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.
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]