The second rector at SsAM was the Rev. David Andrews.
When starting his ministry at SsAM in 2010, Fr. David wrote: “I am so excited and humbled to have been called to be the next rector of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew.”
“When I began my discernment with the Search Committee before arriving at SsAM, I was immediately drawn to your commitment to issues of justice and outreach for the Wilmington community and the world. I was impressed that even in the midst of so much uncertainty as a result of the nation’s economic downturn, SsAM is still focused on ways of reaching out to others.
“One of my passions is to open the Church to the world in the spirit of radical hospitality. I believe Jesus calls us to welcome all, no matter who they are or where they come from.
“Prior to my tenure at SsAM, I served as the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Castine, Maine. Castine is a coastal community located in what is known as “Downeast” Maine. Prior to my three years in Maine, I served as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chittenango, New York.”
The Rev. David T. Andrews Jr.
Congregational Development — How can SsAM be more fully alive? How can we be a better expression of the Body of Christ, the People of God?
Click here to see the Congregational Development website that Fr. David recommends.
Order of the Ascension — Founded in 1983, it has helped ground and center its members in their daily life and their roles as parish leaders and developers. Father David is a member of this order. http://www.orderoftheascension.org/
Father David Quotes Paul Smith
“I have a body, but I am not my body. I am grateful for my body. It is a gift from God. I am not my body. I am a spiritual being who is aware of my body.
I have thoughts, but I am not my thoughts. I am grateful for my thinking. It is a gift from God. I am not my thoughts. I am a spiritual being who observes my thoughts.
I have feelings, but I am not my feelings. They are a gift from God. I am not my feelings. I am a spiritual being who is conscious of my feelings.”
from Integral Christianity by Paul Smith
Father David Is Welcomed To SsAM in 2010
The Rev. David T. Andrews Jr. was welcomed as our new rector at a celebration on May 23, 2010. Click here to see the photos by DeVere Patton and Danny Schweers.