The Reverend Brenda Sol began as rector at St. Andrew's on May 4, 2014. She came from Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal church in Dallas, Texas where, as an Associate Priest, she focused on Pastoral Care and programs for young adults. During her time in Dallas, Mother Brenda was a member of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts, which seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of higher learning. As part of the program, she met regularly with an ecumenical cohort.
A native of Montana, Brenda began her undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon, completing her B.S. in Elementary Education at Montana State University-Billings. She continued her education by earning a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology at Antioch University in Seattle, and later began her theological studies at Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry. She completed her Master of Divinity degree at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia in May, 2012.
For 20 years before discerning her priestly vocation, Brenda enjoyed a diverse career in the western U.S. involving teaching, life coaching and serving as a Membership Manager for a prestigious private club in Seattle. She also spent a year as a volunteer in Honduras. Read Mother Brenda's blog.