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
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Director of Children’s Ministries – Christine Wernette Christine Wernette is the Director of Children’s Ministries at St. Andrew’s. She grew up in West Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University. Christine’s background is in elementary education, teaching for a total of seven years in kindergarten and first grade. She was involved with the worship center for six years, both as an assistant and storyteller, before becoming director. She and her husband, David, have been members of St. Andrew’s for 11 years. They have three wonderful children, Evan, Mia, and Zoe.



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 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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