Father John Christianson
Father Deacon Andrew Andrews
Deacon Andrew was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and grew up as a member of St. Nicholas Cathedral. He is the first of four children of Robert and Adrianne Andrews and has two brothers and one sister. Dn. Andrew married Ruth Elia Davis in 1987 and they have one son, Nicholas Peter. Dn. Andrew, Ruth and Nick have been residents of Walnut Creek, CA since 1990. Dn. Andrew received his BA degree from Cal Poly Pomona in Agricultural Business Management with a minor in Information Services. He also has a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of California, San Francisco and completed the St. Stephen’s Course of Study receiving a Certificate in Applied Orthodox Theology from the Antiochian House of Studies. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the hands of Metropolitan JOSEPH on July 3, 2005.
Deacon Andrew has served many roles in his lifetime in the Orthodox Church including Teen SOYO President, Director of Camp St. Nicholas and Camp St John summer programs; was the founding Charmian of the Archdiocese Department of Communication and Information; and was registration chairman for two parish life conferences. Dn. Andrew is proficient in Byzantine chant and has served as both chanter and chant instructor in several parishes. He is a former Board of Directors member of the St. Herman Orthodox Theological School in Kodiak, AK as well as Project Mexico and the St. Innocent Orphanage. Dn Andrew is a life member in the Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch.
Deacon Andrew works as the Director of Information Services for Acute Care Hospitals at Sutter Health with responsibility for 14 Sutter hospitals in the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley. He previously held a similar role for Sutter’s medical foundation offices. Prior to this, Dn. Andrew served as director of Applied Professional Services for an information technology consulting firm specializing in large scale system implementations, business process improvement, and technology / process integration.