The Reverend Spencer Potter is the Rector of St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Palmetto Bay Florida, a position he has held since February of 2009. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Associate Rector at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Prior to this, he was awarded a two-year Clergy Lilly Fellowship at St. James' in New York City. "Fr. Spencer", as he likes to be known, was also a Director of Family Ministries at Calvary Church and St. George's Church (two yoked parishes) in New York City for three years and was the Assistant Director of the Rock Point Summer Camp in the Diocese of Vermont. Fr. Spencer preaches Biblical-based sermons on contemporary issues. He is a student of Dr. Michael Kerr and Bowen Family Systems.
He is married to the love of his life Erin and together they have one son, Riley.
The Rev. George R. Ronkowitz
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George Ronkowitz began his ordained ministry upon ordination as a priest in 1971 in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, CT. He served for over eight years in parish ministry. His remaining three years as a Director of Development and teacher in an inner-city high school while being Director of a Diocesan wide Adult School of Spirituality.
Upon taking a leave of absence from ordained ministry he worked as a Personnel Administrator for Richardson-Vicks Inc. and subsequently as Director of Development for the University of Bridgeport. Married in1985 and with the support of his wife he began the process to having his orders recognized by the Episcopal Church. He was received as a priest in the Diocese of Connecticut in December 1988.
At that time he began functioning as a bi-vocational or “worker” priest. He served as a non-stipendiary assisting priest at St. Andrew’s and St. Peter’s Parish both in Milford, CT until 1995. During this time he continued working at the University of Bridgeport and then as Vice President for Government Relations and Development at Park City Hospital in Bridgeport, CT. In 1995 drawn by the desire to serve the Lord more deeply, he was asked to become the Vicar for Trinity-St. Michael’s in Fairfield CT on a part-time basis until 2003. He also worked as the Executive Director of the Naugatuck CT Housing Authority of which he served until April 2002.
In mid-2003 with the support of his wife and children and after much discernment and prayer, he and his family moved to Homestead, FL to answer a call to serve as Rector and Headmaster of St. John’s Church and School. His wife, Janice, died of cancer in 2007. Fr. George has been recently married to his lovely bride, Lana. He and Lana have four adult children.
Dr. Ken Boos has been the Director of the Choir at St. Andrew's since 2001. In addition to his ministry at St. Andrew Dr.
Boos also conducts the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami, and is a Professor of
Music at the Kendall Campus of Miami Dade College. He has held this position at
the college since 1987 and has served in the past as Chair of the Performing
Arts Department and Associate Dean for the School of Arts and Letters for 18
Cindy Bingham, Parish Administrator & Sunday School Director
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Marion Scott, Organist
Marion Scott has just joined the Music Department as the Sunday Organist at St. Andrew's in the Spring of 2011 Marion Scott made his debut at the age of 14 under the baton of Roger Nuremberg. Since that time, Mr. Scott has established himself as a leader among a new generation of young pianists. In 2006 his musicality and technical prowess earned first prize at the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition and second prize at the Zimmerli Foundation International Piano Competition. Most recently, Mr. Scott was named the winner of the 2010 International Piano Competition hosted by the Steinway Society of Massachusetts.
Mr. Scott holds a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School and a Bachelors Degree from the Eastman School of Music. Mr. Scott is married to the brilliant and beautiful pianist Rosa Villar. Together, they enjoy performing duo concerts andmaking wonderful music.
Rita Anson, Bookkeeper
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Haruko Harvie, Nursery Coordinatorhharvie@comcast.net
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