Vestry Members and
Because the majority of the Parishioners are retired, St. Andrew’s has a strong body of volunteers who work on different committees. Many of the administration and organizational responsibilities of the Rector are currently being managed by chairpersons of these various committees that were put into place in 2001. At this time there are twelve active committees in the parish.
The Vestry is made up of nine full time members and three seasonal members.
St. Andrew’s has a number of Parish Ministers who serve under the general umbrella of the Worship Committee. This committee assists the Rector in planning the Sunday Eucharist and other services, as well as in training newcomers in these ministries. The
Parish Ministers consist of the Altar Guild, Choir, Acolytes, Chalicers, Readers, Ushers and Greeters.
Parish Ministers: A group of lay and clergy dedicated to serving the
pastoral needs of members of our congregation, especially a visitation program.
There are several elements we’d like you to know about:
1. This visitation
program is a benefit we offer whether you attend church every Sunday or not. It
is meant for those who are alone or who need someone to talk to.
2. If you’d like a visit from a member of our group – for whatever reason,
not necessarily medical - please call Bernice Parris, the coordinator at
766.4270 or me. She or I will see you are visited. You may request a one-time
visit or an on-going one.
3. Privacy will be kept. Information will only be shared with those whom
you wish to know.
4. If you know of anyone whom you think might need or like a visit or call,
please let Bernice or Fr. Michael know, and we’ll respond.
The Vestry members elect their own leaders: Senior Warden, Junior Warden, and
Associate Wardens, each of whom serves one or two years. The Church also
approves a treasurer, and a secretary (or parish clerk), who is responsible for
the minutes of each Vestry meeting. (* Seasonal Member)
*According to the Parish By-Laws, the
appointed Parish Recorders are Officers of the Congregation, and
members of the Vestry with voice but no vote.
Primate: The Rt. Rev. Carlos Touché Porter
Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Lino Rodriguez Amaro
Rector: The Rev.
Deacons: The Rev. Don Snell
Clergy Associate: The Rev. Iris Slocombe
Clergy Associate: The Rev. Hal Brown
Clergy Associate: The Rev. Dr. James Priddy
Clergy Associate: The Rev. Dr. Leo Theriault
Minister of Music: Timothy G. Ruff Welch
Committee Chairs and
Acolytes - Susan Roy
Office Administration &
Archives - Norinne Nelson
Altar Guild - June Heath
Outreach - Laura Foster
Book Club - Kate Adams
Property Rentals - Dick Nelson
B,G & A - Tim Altman
Readers - Sheree Nuncio
Columbarium - Tim Altman
Rector Transition - Penny
Communications & Publicity -
Reactor Transition Search
Committee - Don Pruitt
Company of Gentlemen - Al
Social & Hospitality - Sylva
Education - Norinne Nelson
Stewardship, Planned Giving -
Finance - Al Fella
Volunteer Coordinator - Susan
Flower Guild - Ann Price
Webmaster - Georgina Russell
Greeshers - Al Fella
Welcome - Don Wilson
Membership - Don Sime
Worship - Don Pruitt
Music & Choir - Tim Welch
The Finance Committee with two volunteer treasurers oversees budget planning and other financial matters. Audits are preformed annually. St. Andrew’s has no formal Stewardship program in place.
The Buildings Committee is composed of three sub-committees: Buildings, Grounds and Activities. Together they care for the church properties that include the church itself, the office building and the Rectory located in Chula Vista.
The Company of Gentlemen meets in the church kitchen for breakfast on the second Wednesday of each month. They assist the Social and Hospitality Committee with Church social functions and other charitable organizations with their fundraisers. All money raised is used to support activities in the local area, such as treating a group of children to a professional soccer match in Guadalajara.
We are making an effort to give back to and help the local Mexican community in as many ways. The Outreach Committee researches community charities and advises the Vestry on the distribution of funds that are raised through various fundraising events. The most important of these is the annual Christmas Bazaar, known as the Regalorama. They also organize a Christmas House Tour, auctions and other events. In 2005 over $240,000 pesos was distributed to local charities.
St. Andrew’s church family believes in the power of fellowship. The Social and Hospitality Committee is a great group of men and women who hosts the weekly after-service Coffee Hour held in the Church garden, organize parties, potluck suppers, brunches and other Parish social events. They oversee our Harvest Comida (a combined Canadian and U.S. Thanksgiving celebration), Shrove Tuesday Pancake Comida and our annual Christmas CarolFest. In addition to welcoming new members, the Social and Hospitality committee prepares welcome-wagon style packages of information about our community as well as our church. The packages are distributed at the Newcomers Reception parties that allow new members the opportunity to meet people who have been attending St. Andrew’s for years.
The women members of the Parish meet for lunch on the fourth Tuesday of each month for the Ladies Luncheon held either at someone’s home or at a local restaurant. The gentlemen of the church share fellowship and lunch on the third Tuesday of each month at a restaurant in the Lakeside area. Both visitors and friends of members are welcomed at these events.
The Stewardship Committee takes over
the ongoing responsibilities from the Stewardship Implementation
Committee which completed its tasks earlier this year. Please
continue to provide your support to this important Ministry in St
The Church Office is staffed every morning by volunteer members of the congregation
who answer the phone and take messages. In consultation with the Rector, others prepare Sunday bulletins and lections, update Parish records, prepare the Parish Membership
Directory. The chief component for communication with members of St. Andrew's
congregants, either at lakeside or north, is handled through the St. Andrew's
which is updated on a weekly basis by our webmaster.
Since music is a very important part of our worship, it is fortunate that St.
Andrew’s is blessed with a magnificent choir and very talented
organist/choirmaster, Timothy G. Ruff Welch.
Please contact Fr. Winston with any inquiries regarding worship or