Our Vision and Mission
We are a praying parish where all are welcome. We are Christians of every type, old and young, married and single, gay and straight, different nationalities and cultures, native-born and foreign-born, conservative and liberal, goofy and serious, sinners and saints. We are bound together by God’s love for us and our love for God and one another.
St. Andrew’s strives to foster a welcoming, inclusive, and loving community in which we:
1) follow Jesus Christ in Spirit and Truth
2) worship God
3) educate our children, inquirers, and ourselves in Christian faith and life
4) serve the needs and hungers of the world in fulfillment of the two great commandments to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Saint Andrew’s is a parish church in the Diocese of Los Angeles of the Episcopal Church U.S.A.
Our Staff Members
Rector. Beth began at St. Andrew’s in 2011 and celebrated her 25th year of ordination in 2012. Lively preaching and gifts for teaching hallmark her ministry. To reach her, please email or call her cell at 714-253-4772.
Parish Administrator Minerva is our Parish Administrator ably managing our facilities, publications, and financial processing. She is the hub of our parish. You may reach her by email or calling the office at 714-870-4350.
(Photo link takes you to complete bio) Our choir director, Phil Theodorou, is a Southern California native, studying music as an undergraduate at Fresno State University and earning graduate degrees in conducting and music education from both the Eastman School of Music and the University of Oklahoma. As a conductor and music
Parish organist, Dr. Natalie Ning earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California. Her major areas include Organ Performance, Choral Conducting, Music Education and Music History. She received her Master of Church Music degree from Dixon Graduate School of Church Music in Mill Valley, her
Yolanda Aviles is our nursery care provider. The nursery is currently on the second floor of Sedgley Hall. Yolanda was born in New York City and adopted by loving grandparents. Years later, in a wonderful twist of fate, she and her husband were called to adopt a little girl, Joyce
The Vestry is the elected body that manages the resources of the parish. To be on the Vestry means a commitment to being a leader in our community in every way. At each annual meeting we elect four new members to the Vestry as four members conclude their terms. To be nominated for Vestry please talk to the Rector or the current Senior Warden.
The Vestry usually meets the third Thursday of each month at 7pm. If you would like to attend (listen or speak at) a Vestry meeting, you need to speak with the Rector prior to the day of the meeting. The agenda is usually set a week prior to the meeting, so if you have an issue to bring to the Vestry’s attention, please speak with the Rector earlier than a week prior.
Our current Vestry members are Julie Tyau, Senior Warden, Gayle Kenan, Junior Warden, Jack Abouchar, Henry Bouldin, Shawn Cady, Rose Campbell, Ken Duran, Mac Greenidge, Melyssa MacQuarrie, Jane Peterson, Melissa Rigler and Craig Scott.