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.
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.
After more than 25 years working in the private sector, as a community volunteer, and on the home front raising children, Alison joined the team at St. Andrew’s as Parish Administrator.
Alison's professional career evolved over the years, but settled in the practice of human resources. Most recently, she was the HR Manager at a mid-sized tech company where she was responsible for all-things HR (e.g. benefits, payroll, performance management, employee communications/relations, recruiting) and some things that didn’t fit neatly into anyone else’s responsibilities (e.g. facilities issues, event planning, conflict resolution, etc).
Fresh from her year of Anglican studies at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Heather Lawrence will serve as our curate (or priest-in-training) for the next year. Before her ministry in San Diego, she gathered and developed community in Christ as a college minister, worship leader, and church planter in Nashville, TN and throughout North Carolina. She is also a musician and certified yoga teacher. She loves sharing embodiment practice as a modality of healing our relationships with ourselves, with God, and with one another. Heather is a lifelong learner, a Mother Earth enthusiast, and absolutely loves people, so you can usually find her outside making new friends or studying something new—and probably (definitely) at the beach.
Not only is Erin a life-long Episcopalian, steeped in educational pedagogy, and a brilliant writer, she is a parent of two young adults, so she understands the challenges of raising kids in today's world. In her part-time role, Erin provides direction and oversight to all aspects of Children, Family and Adult formation. Click here to contact Erin.
Constance Mithelman, Youth Director
Constance oversees and coordinates all of our youth ministries. Constance has degrees in Religion and Women's and Gender Studies from Augustana College. Constance is certain of her faith, her love of youth ministry and her desire to be of service in God's world. She invites young people to do the same.
Virginia Sublett is delighted to return to St. Andrew’s as Music Director, a position she first accepted here in 1994. In 2004, she assumed a full-time faculty position in the Challey School of Music at North Dakota State University. In her 13 years at NDSU, Dr. Sublett has taught applied voice and voice-related academic subjects to students from first-semester freshmen through doctoral students, as well as being the director/conductor of the NDSU Opera.
Virginia Sublett received the MA and DMA in Contemporary Music Performance from University of California, San Diego. Her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance was earned at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
Pete is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with veterans experiencing homeless. His early training as a Franciscan prepared him well for the work he'll be doing at St. Andrew's as a deacon among us. God willing and the people consenting, he will be ordained on October 22. When he's not studying or helping others, he enjoys creating wonderful memories with his wife Anne and their grandson Ezekiel, or playing one of his many musical instruments.
Jack Deane a currently a student at Cal State San Marcos, where he studies Literature and Writing as well as Communications. Jack is a musician and he enjoys to play the guitar and sing in our choir. Jack has been a parishioner her at St. Andrew's for over two decades and is proud to be a part of an organization that does so much to help the community. As Communications Associate, Jack produces for and publishes our newsletters, e-blasts, social media, and website.
The vestry is the governing board of the parish, and is elected by the congregation to serve terms of three years. The 2022 vestry:
The Rev. Brenda Sol, Rector Neville Willsmore, Sr. Warden Ed Deane, Jr. Warden Bob Moran, Treasurer Sharon Doar-Toth, Clerk Adam Belt Julian Betts Matt Bosse Tim Kruger Christine Patrize Jacqueline Rossow Bob Svendsen