Exciting News for St. Andrew’s

The Vestry is extremely excited to announce that we have found an exciting new priest, The Reverend Patrick Bush! We are all very excited for you to meet him. He will be joining us starting April 1st. More information will be forthcoming on his plans and arrival. In the meantime, here is a little bit about him and his family we would like to share.

Fr. Patrick is currently the Associate Rector at Galilee Church in Virginia Beach, VA. Before seminary, Fr. Patrick worked as an engineer for ten years. He graduated from the University of Hartford with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2000 and studied at St. Joseph’s College as a graduate student in education from 2004-2005. Fr. Patrick and his wife Nicole have been married since 2001 and have twin boys, Robert and Jacob. Nicole has worked as a biomedical engineer in product development and Regulatory Assurance. Robert and Jacob both enjoy playing soccer, the outdoors and reading. Robert enjoys playing the viola and trumpet, and Jacob enjoys playing the cello and singing in the school choir. Fr. Patrick and his family moved to Virginia Beach from Trinity Church in Tarrifville, Connecticut where he served as an Assistant Rector from 2014 to 2017 after graduating from the Virginia Theological Seminary. Fr. Patrick has a heart for pastoral care, teaching, preaching and youth ministry. Whether it’s Confirmation class, Adult and Youth programs, First Communion Class, or just having fun, Fr. Patrick challenges each person to see God in the everyday moments. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, reading and the outdoors.

Clearly this is going to be the start of the next great chapter for our sweet little church.

Bill Franklin