At St. Andrew’s we believe that God delights in the diversity of all creation. We are a reconciling, affirming and inclusive Christian community striving through worship, love and service to welcome all people. No matter where you are in your journey of faith; whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability.
Fr. Bill Parker
Bill started his ministry as Interim Rector on August 16, 2013. Ordained to the priesthood in 1996, Fr Bill has served parishes in the dioceses of New York, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and now Kentucky. He has completed intentional interim training with the Interim Ministry Network and with the Clergy Leadership Institute, as well as training in Congregational Development, Team Building and Conflict Management. Fr. Bill and his partner, Rob, are enjoying exploring Louisville and the many sites in the area.
Children's Minister and Parish Administrator. In 1991, after years of travel courtesy of the US Army, Martha settled in Elizabethtown with her husband, Archie, a retired Master Sergeant, and their two sons, Robert and Casey. When the boys went off to college she decided to pursue her interest in Christian Education and earned her BA in Theology from Bellarmine University in 2006. She has been the Children's Minister at Saint Andrew's since 2002.
Asst. Director of Music
Marci came to St. Andrew's in February, 1997, to be the organist. She soon became the director of the Taylor Bell Choir. Her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music (church music and organ) degrees were earned at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. She taught piano at Gavilan College in Gilroy, California for 16 years and has been an adjunct instructor in music at Indiana University Southeast since 1998. Marci met her husband, Jay,at Indiana University, where they were married at Beck Chapel. In true Hoosier tradition their son, David, received his B.S. in computer science and J.D. (law degree) from I.U., where he met his wife, Christina (J.D. from I.U.). Major Dickinson, USAF and his family, now including Will and Luke, live in Montgomery, Ala. for the time being.
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Mo. Anne Vouga
Matthew Bradley and Anne Vouga, currently students at the Virginia Theological Seminary, will be ordained to the diaconate at 7 p.m. (EST) Friday, Dec. 21, at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral in Louisville. The ordinands, both students at Virginia Theological Seminary, were interviewed earlier this month for profiles, which will be published in the next (January 2008) issue of Episcopal News. When photos taken during the service are available, we will post a link to the photo album from our Web site's home page.
Director of Music
David was the founding director of the Youth Performing Arts School Vocal Music Department, and the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Summer Program, in addition to being the long time conductor of Kentucky's popular Stephen Foster Story in Historic Bardstown. He has much experience as a soloist in many venues and continues as a private voice teacher of high school students and adults, in addition to his duties here at St. Andrews.
Junior Choir Director
Emily has been with St. Andrew’s since 2003, and also works as the alto section leader for the adult choir. Emily has a bachelor’s degree in music education, with an emphasis in voice, and has completed some master’s level work at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. She has much experience as a soloist and enjoys participating in a variety of musical opportunities. She and her husband, Barry, also enjoy playing bluegrass music and bring this musical genre into the worship service on occasion. She currently stays at home with her son, Leo, who was born in June of 2012, and loves every minute of it
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