The Rev.  John Saville

Long Term Supply Priest

Email: jsaville333@yahoo.com

Fr. John grew up in Anaheim, where his father was the rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. He graduated from the University of Redlands in 1974 and General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1982. He was curate at Trinity, Redlands, from 1982 to 1985 and rector of St. John the Baptist, Corona, from 1985 to 2017. He oversaw three construction projects during his tenure. In the community, he was an active member of Rotary, and he organized an annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. In the Diocese, he served as dean of Deanery 7, and was chaplain for 20+ years of summer choir camp at Camp Stevens. He was appointed a Canon by Bishop Bruno.

During five years of retirement, he has served at many parishes in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He has also served in the Dioceses of Hawaii, Alaska, and El Camino Real. Ministries have included everything from Sunday and Sabbatical supply to formal interim positions and a residential chaplaincy at a senior home.

He married Kathleen in 1976. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Christopher and Emily.

His interests include singing, reading, writing, running (now walking!), playing miniature golf, and doing, among other daily word games, Jumble, Wordle and crosswords. He serves as a volunteer chaplain at Corona Regional Medical Center. Most of all, he enjoys being retired with Kathleen.

A devout Dodger fan, he put this message on the church signboard when the beloved announcer retired: “Be like Vin Scully–Notice and Praise the Good in Everyone.” It made it into a local newspaper article.

His greatest church labor of love is planning and celebrating liturgy and, in person with others, to praise God from whom all blessings flow. Every Sunday is Easter. Every Sunday is Thanksgiving.

Phil Theodorou

Music Director

Phil Theodorou is a native of Southern California and received his earliest training in music as a chorister with the Pasadena Boys’ Choir. After graduating high school, he received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Fresno State University, a master’s degree in conducting and music education from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, and a doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Oklahoma. He began his teaching career in 1988 directing high school choral ensembles in California and Nevada.

In addition to directing music at St. Andrew’s, Phil currently teaches in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.He also served on the faculties of Cal State Long Beach, UC Irvine, Boise State University, and Georgia Southwestern State University. Today he still resides in Southern California with wife Megan Starr-Levitt, a former “Christine” with the national tour of “The Phantom of the Opera” and their sons Alexander and Stefan.

Minerva Cruz

Administrator

Minerva is bilingual in English and Spanish. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Cal State Fullerton. Before joining St. Andrew’s in 2009, Minerva worked as a parish accountant in a local church, as an administrative assistant at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Orange, and as a staff accountant in a local business. She is blessed to be a part of this loving and welcoming community.  What makes her most excited is interacting with parishioners and assisting with the financial management of the Church. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children at their home in Fullerton.

Honour Harry

Christian Education Coordinator

Honour Harry arrived in California in 2016 to further her illustration education. Before that, she grew up in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont, Tx, volunteering in multiple capacities such as acolyte assistant, Sunday school teacher, confirmation leader, Lay Eucharistic minister, and soup kitchen server. She graduated from Lamar University Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, but she wanted more opportunities that only California seemed to provide. After taking classes for two years at Concept Design Academy and Brainstorm School of Art, she rediscovered her love for teaching and decided to pursue it.

In addition to working at St. Andrews as the Sunday School Coordinator, she also works at North Orange Community College for Continued Education, teaching art classes to residents of nursing homes and memory care facilities. When she’s not teaching, she works as a freelance illustrator. Her illustrations have been featured in cookbooks, calendars, tabletop games, and children’s books, including the Halley Harper: Science Girl Extraordinaire series and the Three Courses Cookbook.
Honour was delighted to find a loving Episcopal community in St. Andrews and feels grateful she can contribute her services to such an enthusiastic church. She currently lives with her partner and her family while raising cats and researching good ghost stories.

Claudia Kellogg

Organist

Claudia Kellogg is a native of California from December 3. She has always made her living as a musician and actress. She has played piano for places as far apart as churches and Knotts Berry Farm. Also, she has been lucky enough to act in musicals, operas, plays, and as a background person for films and television. Her hobbies are quilting, collecting old and unusual cookbooks, and cinema history from its beginnings through World War II.