The Rev. Andy Jones
Father Andy came to Madison in 2006 to become the tenth Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Fr. Andy grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC and graduated from Juniata College in 1982 with a BA in music and philosophy. He has worked as a professional musician, as a guitar and violin repairman, and as a sign language interpreter. He was a stay at home dad for seven years before entering The Virginia Theological Seminary where he graduated with honors in 2002. Before coming to Madison he served at All Saints Episcopal Church in Frederick Maryland as the Assistant to the Rector. Fr. Andy and his wife Suzanne have been married for thirty three years and have two sons. He enjoys playing the guitar, fly fishing, and tai chi.
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Ken has served St. Andrew’s as music director and organist since August 2002. Ken received a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Whitewater in 1986 and a Master of Music degree from UW-Madison in 2002. He teaches organ and recorder privately, and also teaches Suzuki piano at the Monroe Street Arts Center in Madison. He is also active as a celtic harpist, playing concerts with Alice Kissling at assisted living facilities in the Madison area. Ken is a member of the American Guild of Organists, the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen, and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Outside of music, his interests are swimming, biking, environmental protection issues, gardening and healthy and eco-friendly living.
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Children, Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator
John Evans grew up in Louisiana, Texas, and North Carolina before coming to call the city of Atlanta, Georgia his hometown. He is a 2016 graduate of Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia with a BA in Political Science and Religion, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary. He is an endorsed candidate for ordination into the Ministry of Word & Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Along with serving at St. Andrew’s as the CFY Ministries Coordinator, John is also an Associate Chaplain at UW Health, and has previously served in congregations and outdoor ministry sites in Georgia, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Minnesota. He enjoys spending time with his partner Renee, playing music and participating in the hardcore punk, heavy metal, and hip hop scenes, as well as hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting.
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Dylan Thomas is a resident of Edgerton, WI, and resides with his spouse David and their son. He holds a bachelor's degree in Christian theology and a master's degree in Leadership Development from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (Indiana). Dylan is a member of the International Leadership Association and recently co-facilitated a graduate-student roundtable at their 2022 Virtual Summit on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He is currently a postulant in the Community of The Mother of Jesus. Outside of his professional pursuits, Dylan is passionate about fiber art and actively participates in various fiber groups in the Janesville area.
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