Clergy & Staff

mfedewa Rector: The Rev. Michael C. Fedewa The Rev. Michael C. Fedewa has been rector of St. Andrew’s since 1992. Ordained a priest in 1981, Mike received his certificate in Anglican Studies from the General Theological Seminary. He was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1986. Prior to coming to St. Andrew’s, he served in Episcopal churches in Battle Creek, Michigan and Lockport, New York. Mike has lived most of his life in Michigan. Mike has served on the Standing Committee and Executive Council of the Diocese of Western Michigan. He has been active in the Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism, The North End Clergy Fellowship, and many other local ministry efforts. He is also one of the regular panelists on the Grand Rapids radio show “Soundings,” a public affairs program broadcast on WOOD Radio at 6:30 a.m. on Sundays. Mike and his wife Linda were married in 1984. Linda is a nurse manager at Cherry Street Health Services. They have three sons, Michael, Benjamin and Jacob and one granddaughter, Charlotte Grace. Mike and Linda enjoy traveling throughout Michigan, especially the Upper Peninsula. Mike tries to fish, loves to read, and is a devoted baseball/Tiger fan. Email Rev. Fedewa.

CNawrockiDeacon – The Rev. Cindy Nawrocki
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Parish Nurse – Marsha Harrison, R.N.
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Director of Children’s Ministries – Abby VanderBrug Abby graduated from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2017 with a Masters of Divinity and a certificate in Episcopal Studies. While in seminary, she worked for three years at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA. She has served in various roles here, but is most recently the Director of Children’s Ministries. Abby is passionate about cultivating imagination, teaching love and kindness, and creating a thriving and inclusive community for families and young children. Abby is currently seeking ordination to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church and hopes to work with youth. She is married to Michael VanderBrug, who also attends St. Andrew’s.
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Director of Youth Ministries – Jeff Brown Jeff Brown is our Director of Youth Ministries and lives with his wife, Angie, and two sons in Grand Rapids. They are active members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Jeff works as Visual Display Coordinator for Gazelle Sports, is a certified yoga instructor, and loves trail running and Cedar Point. Email Jeff Brown.

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Organist and Choir Director – Dennis L. Buteyn Dennis Buteyn came to St. Andrew’s in 1986 following fourteen years as organist and choir director at a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. He grew up in Wisconsin and attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids. Dennis has been in the retail piano business for many years and can be found at West Michigan Piano. In addition to organ and choir duties, Dennis maintains St. Andrew’s website. Email Dennis Buteyn.


Parish Administrator  – Kathy Griffes  Kathy Griffes came to St. Andrew’s in September 1998 on a temporary basis until a permanent Parish Secretary could be hired.  Nineteen years later she remains employed as St. Andrew’s Administrative Assistant.  Kathy enjoys working for the church and most of all serving God’s people.  Kathy is also a member of St. Andrew’s and is involved in Daughters of the King, Knitting Ministry and the Healing Prayer Team.  Kathy is very proud of her adult daughter Kate, son-in-law Matt and son Kirk.  Enjoyment in the out of doors, sitting around campfires with family & friends, music, movies and crocheting are just a few of her interests. Email Kathy Griffes.


Business Administrator – Margaret Stretton




Nursery Caregiver – Jill Brown





Sexton – Bonnie Dame



Sexton – Dominic Maurice

davidhawley-lowryFacilities Manager – David Hawley-Lowry
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