St. Andrew's Vestry

The Vestry is the the leadership body of our church. Each member serves a three year term and oversees the financial management and overall mission of the church as well as sharing with the rector in the spiritual leadership of the parish.

Shawn Hoch, Vestry Clerk

Shawn, his wife Jaclyn, and his son Seth have been a part of St. Andrew’s since 2015. Shawn and Jaclyn are both active duty Lieutenants in the U.S. Navy and fly the MH-60S “Knight Hawk” helicopter. They moved from Norfolk, Virginia to San Diego in the summer of 2014 during a change of duty station. Shawn is also a member of the St. Andrew’s Choir and has experience in the performing arts ranging from performing in the world-renowned USNA Men’s Glee Club to several musical and theatrical stage appearances. Outside of his family, military career, and the Church, Shawn’s other hobbies include sports, volunteer work with local dog rescues, SCUBA diving, carpentry and home improvement, and motorcycle riding. At St. Andrew's, Shawn oversees stewardship ministries and serves as vestry clerk. 

Ed Hooppell, People's Warden

Ed was born and raised in Pomona, CA and now lives in Lakeside, CA with his wife Pat Mease-Hooppell. Ed worked as a Police Officer in Roseville, CA for several years and also worked as an Investigator for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Northern CA. Ed has served as People's Warden at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, El Cajon, and oversaw the care of the building and grounds. He also attended St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, Temecula and was involved in the church as a Chalice minister, Licensed by Bishop Hughes, a Greeter, and was active in the Men’s Group. At St. Andrew's, Ed oversees stewardship ministries and enjoys seeing his granddaughters serve as acolytes.

Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller is an entrepreneur, marketer, and the founder of Bamboo Engine which helps top brands effectively utilize social media platforms in their marketing and referral programs. Johnny also has produced extensive marketing and promotional film/video work with clients including ABC Sports, NBC Sportsworld, ESPN, TBS Sports, and the BBC. He also produced and directed ‘Joe Explorer' an adventure travel tv show starring John O’Hurley and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. At St. Andrew's, Johnny oversees ministries in evangelism and outreach and enjoys sharing the community life at St. Andrew's with his family.

Sara Oswald

After growing up, attending college and working in the midwest, Sara  accepted a transfer to San Diego, a 2 year commitment as a sales rep with a Minnesota firm where she had worked for years. In 1987, while looking for a neighborhood church, she wandered into St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea. Life changed from an apartment in Pacific Beach to a home in Clairemont, from the business world to 15 years teaching middle school in City Heights, from living alone to sharing life with college sweetheart, Jay Dove. In the 1950s and 60s, Sara’s mother got her family of eight (six children and Dad) to their Episcopal church in Minnesota regularly, usually on time. Traditions from those early years linger. A senior now at St. Andrew’s, she wonders which traditions will continue or change. On vestry, Sara oversees evangelism and outreach ministries.

Dan Uebersetzig, Rector's Warden

Dan Uebersetzig has been a member of St. Andrew’s since 1998. He and his wife Susan were married here in 1999. Dan is originally from Wisconsin, and spent 24 years in the US Navy between Active Duty Service, in the Submarine community, and the Navy Reserves. He has served on at least three vestries, and was co-chair of the most recent Calling Committee which brought in Fr. Simon. Dan is a Program Manager at Science Applications International Corporation, and has been with them 20+ years. He loves St. Andrews’ by the Sea and makes the drive in from East County weekly because of the warm, welcoming and 'come as you are' atmosphere. On vestry, Dan oversees stewardship ministries as well as serving as Rector's Warden.

Connie Wagner

Connie Wagner moved from southern Illinois to San Diego and retired from teaching high school English when she married John in 2007.  Impressed by the welcoming and inclusive spirit of St. Andrew’s, John and Connie made it their spiritual home in 2014.  Connie enjoys yoga, tai chi, meditation, and walking, as well as traveling and camping with John. As part of her service on the vestry, Connie offers oversight of the worship and spiritual formation ministries. 

Evan Walker

Evan joined St. Andrews in 2014 after he and his family moved from Connecticut. Evan and his wife Annie have a young son, Noah. 

Evan is from a small town outside of New Orleans, where he went to law school. He has practiced law since 2008, and in 2015 he opened his own law practice in La Jolla. Evan converted to the Anglican Church in 2008. His interests are law, philosophy, theology, and the intellectual presentation of the Christian faith. As part of his vestry service, Evan oversees the worship and spiritual formation ministries at the church. 

Clarence Woods

Clarence Woods has been attending St. Andrews by-the-Sea Episcopal Church since 1986. In 1991, Clarence was married (to his wife Nina) at a wedding ceremony performed at the church. He has been active in many lay ministries since 1999. During his period of activity, Clarence has been a lay minister scheduler, an Usher and a Chalice Bearer, twice represented St. Andrews as a delegate to the Diocesan Convention, and has served four times as a member of the St. Andrews by-the-Sea Vestry. While a member of St Andrews’ Vestry he has held the position of People's Warden twice. Clarence is currently a member of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church, and offers on the vestry oversees the worship and spiritual formation ministries.