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.
Bill Fencken became an Episcopalian as a result of singing in a Boys Choir at the Church of the Mediator in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Marketing from the Business School. He also went through pilot training and served in the United States Air Force. In addition to his service here at St. Andrew's, Bill has served on the vestry and was Junior Warden at Christ’s Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, AZ, served on the vestry at All Saints of the Desert in Sun City, AZ and served on the vestry as Junior Warden and Senior Warden at St. Luke’s in Prescott, AZ.
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 California. In addition to his service at St. Andrews, Ed has served as the People's Warden at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in El Cajon, and oversaw the care of the building and grounds. He also attended St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Temecula and was involved in the church as a Chalice bearer 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 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.
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.
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.
Jenn has been member of St. Andrews for 18 years. She was married here in 2000. She has seen many different phases of life here. In 2003, her son was baptized here and then he attended preschool here. Jenn serves as the Vestry Liaison to the Calling Committee.
Chris joined St. Andrew's recently and appreciates St. Andrew's welcoming environment, diverse congregation and beautiful and contemplative worship spaces. Chris finds fulfillment volunteering on a team at the parish's Helping Hands Hunger Supper dinners and through our liturgical practice. Chris was confirmed in the Episcopal Church at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle in 2003. A CPA who works as a management consultant, Chris serves as Parish Treasurer.