THE REV. SPENCER POTTER, Rector
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Fr. Spencer, has been Rector of St Andrew's since February of 2009. He has served churches in Palm Beach Gardens, and New York City. He has also been a Director of Family Religious Education and an Assistant Director of an Episcopal Summer Camp. He is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary. Fr. Spencer enjoys preaching, pastoral care, outreach, and learning with people of all ages. He pretty much enjoys everything about church. Sunday is his favorite day of the week. He is married to the love of his life Erin and together they have one son, Riley. He enjoys walking to the ocean, road trips and catching the occasional Montreal Canadiens hockey game or concert.
THE REV. GEORGE R. RONKOWITZ, Priest Associate
Fr. Ronkowitz began his ordained ministry in 1971 as a Roman Catholic Priest in Connecticut. He served for over eight years in parish ministry. He was received as an Episcopal priest in 1988. At that time he began functioning as a bi-vocational or “worker” priest. He also worked as the Executive Director of the Naugatuck Connecticut Housing Authority of which he served until April 2002. He and his family moved to Homestead, FL to serve as Rector and Headmaster of St. John’s Church and School. He joined St. Andrew's in 2013. 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. KATHRYN KELLY LONGO, Choir Director
Kate Longo and her family came to St. Andrew's in the summer of 2018. A lifelong Episcopalian, Dr. Longo is the the Director of Choral Studies at Florida International University. She has worked as a guest clinician in many South Florida schools and conducted honor choirs in Broward and Collier counties. She has also held positions with Miami Children’s Chorus and Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir. Dr. Longo earned degrees in Choral Conducting from University of Miami and University of Oregon, and a degree in Music Education from University of Connecticut. Kate began her choral singing career as a junior choir member at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport, RI and is happy to continue making music in the Episcopal tradition.
KRISAN LAMBERTI, Sunday School Director
Krisan Lamberti joined the staff of St. Andrew’s as the Director of Family Education in June 2017, while continuing to serve as the South Dade Deanery Youth Coordinator and Lay Director of Happening. Krisan is also a Mentor for Education for Ministry, a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, and certified in both Godly Play and Journey to Adulthood. She enjoys helping others discover their personal relationship with God and how to pray with their bodies, minds, and spirits. Her summers are spent at Camp Little House leading Girl Scouts to new discoveries. In her spare time she enjoys dancing with her husband, Dominic, and listening to him sing Barbershop Harmony with The Miamians. They have three grown daughters and two grandsons which keep them very busy and young at heart.
MARION SCOTT, Organist
Marion Scott 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 and making wonderful music. They have two lovely daughters.
RITA ANSON, Parish Administrator
Rita Anson and her family have been attending St. Andrew's since 2012. She has served as bookkeeper from 2014 to 2019 when she became the Parish Admisistrator. Rita is married to J.D. Anson, who has served on our church Vestry. They have two children, Lucas & Carly. Rita is very active in her South Miami community. The children attend Ludlam Elementary - where Rita is serving a two-year sentence as PTA President. "Working at St. Andrew's has been the best experience, " says Rita. "There is such a feeling of team and helping each other; it is rare. It is a pleasure to work in this office, and to serve my church in this capacity."
KATHIE BRYAN, Bookkeeper
Kathie Bryan and her family have been attending St. Andrews since 2015. Kathie has recently accepted the bookkeeping position. Kathie lives in Cutler Bay with her son (Jerrett) and two grand daughters (Madison and Eva). Kathie retired after working for the Miami Herald for 18 years. Many of those years were spent in the Florida Keys as Financial Director for the weekly newspapers. "I am very excited to be taking on this new responsibility“ says Kathie. "St Andrews is so welcoming and it will be my pleasure to serve the church in a way that will put my experience to the best use.”
ERIN POTTER, Director of Parish Life
Erin Potter happily works as the (volunteer) Director of Parish Life! Erin grew up in the Episcopal Church and feels very at home doing this job! If you ever want to get involved in parish events and all the fun stuff that goes with that (and it really is fun!) please contact Erin anytime! Erin is originally from New York City, and thinks pizza might be the greatest invention of all time (...if it can be legitimately called an invention). Erin got her BA in English from Flagler College and her MS in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University. Erin passionately enjoys reading, museums, and adventures of all kinds! Erin loves being wife to Fr. Spencer and mom to Riley! (She also loves coffee hour...because who doesn't love dessert after breakfast, but before lunch???)