Esperanza Becerril

Hi to all.


My name is Esperanza Becerril. I came from Mexico 30 years ago to this country. I’m a nurse assistant working for Hospice of the North Coast, n Carlsbad California, a job that I enjoy very much, as helping people in need brings me joy as I’m following my mom’s teachings. I was born and raised Catholic. One day my friend, Carmen, invited me to St. Andrews service and I learned a little more about the Episcopal religion. I really like their philosophy, ”Come as you are.“ Then I met Father Alex. I got really impressed for hist experience on teaching the gospel, making a circle with the group, and inviting us to participate and discuss the reading of the day. The best of all that, it was in Spanish, so it gets to my soul as English is my second language. And I said to myself, this is the way I like to worship and decided to stay in this church.

Ken Busby

At the request of the Vestry of St. Andrew's, I am honored to be part of the process to search for a new rector for St. Andrew's. My participation at St. Andrew's goes back to the early 70's as my wife and I joined the parish and began our long relationship with the parish family. I have been on the vestry many times and served as senior warden and junior warden at various times. I have enjoyed my participation in maintaining the church facilities and the rectory and on the Hospitality teams, Finance Committee, Counter, Usher, check signer, and several audit committees.


I look forward to the search process with God's blessings.

Ann Cass

I have been a member of St. Andrew’s by the Sea since 2007. My husband Robert and I have two children – Bridget (14) and Riley (12). I grew up as a Unitarian and was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in 2007. I served on the last calling committee for St. Andrew’s and then later served on the vestry as the junior warden. For the past 3 years I have been on the board of directors for Vida Joven de México, a ministry of our diocese. I work full time as a Technical Assistance Unit Manager for the State of California’s Tuberculosis Control Branch. In this position I provide consultation and technical assistance to TB Control programs throughout Southern California. I also lead statewide collaborative State/Local strategic planning efforts. I am looking forward to assisting with the upcoming calling committee!

Kristen Churchill

I am a San Diego native, a twenty-year Mission Beach Resident, and proud mother of Julian and Isabel.  Professionally, I have worked as a lawyer and as a teacher.  I have been active in the Pacific Beach/ Mission Beach community with, among other things, the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at Crown Point Jr. Music Academy and the Mission Bay Cluster of Schools Committee.  


For the last six years I have shared my love of science and nature with children as a volunteer Docent at the San Diego Natural History Museum.  In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, yoga, reading, traveling, and being outdoors.  


St. Andrews-by-the-Sea has been my spiritual home since 2003.  Since joining the parish I have served as a member of the vestry, the St. Andrew's Preschool Advisory Council, and was a member of the last calling committee.  I care deeply about the community of St. Andrews and about the future of this parish.  

I look forward to being a part of writing St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea's next chapter.


Todd Edwards

My wife, 3 kids (17, 15, 13), and I have been parishioners at St. Andrews since 2012.  I was baptized in the Episcopal Church and confirmed in 1991.  I'm currently a tenured Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego and have a private practice in Mission Hills.


Quinn Edwards

My name is Quinn Edwards and I am 13 years old. I am an 8th grader at High Tech Middle Media Arts in Point Loma. My family started attending St. Andrew’s when I was 8 years old. I have been an acolyte and helped with hospitality. I have also been part of the youth group for almost 3 years. I'm a tennis player, I like to dance, I love music, I

love makeup, and hanging with my friends.

Jordyn Jones

My name is Jordyn, I am 12 years old and I go to Pacific Beach Middle. My relationship with St. Andrews began when I was three years old and started attending St. Andrews by the Sea preschool.I started attending church in 2011 with my father, Gregory, mother, Sara and younger sister Alison. I am a girl scout and I like to read, play volleyball, lacrosse, swim, piano, hang out with friends and do crafts.

Susan Uebersetzig

Reside in El Cajon, Age; 50 (yes, I made it! - 😤). Married (to Dan), three (3) kids (Jordan; 29, Danny; 25, Aimee; 17). Have been a member of St. Andrews since January 1999 and we were married in this church in May of the same year.  Served as the Secretary of church prior to and during part of Rhonda McIntire's time as our rector.  Served as the clerk of the Vestry.  Served on Vestry when Fr. Leland was our interim Rector.  Served as annual diocesan convention delegate.  Laity roles; Lector, Usher, Alter Guild, Godly Play door person and Co-leader of Welcome Team 3.


Prior member of Chalice Bearers and Hunger Supper team 4.

Professional; Full time employed at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for 4 + years. Current position is an Engineer Technician.  Retired United States Navy (Reserve), with 20 years of service.

Jennifer Wanis

Jennifer has been part 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 even attended preschool here. She is very excited to be a part of the calling committee and hopes for the future of things to come.

Nina Woods

I, Nina Woods, have been attending St. Andrew's since 1990. I have served on the Altar as a chalice bearer, was church ministry scheduler for several years, is on the Altar Guild, a member of the Music team and is the facilitator of our Helping Hands Suppers Ministry feeding the homeless and less fortunate. I grew up in the Jewish religion, attended a Pentecostal church but truly accepted Christ and began worshiping at Maranatha Evangelical Christian Church of Orange County where I learned about and gained a deep rooted love of Christ. When I met and married my husband, Clarence I came to St. Andrew's and fell in love with the Episcopal church, it's practices and people. Also, I love speaking to people and enjoy being a lector, reading the teachings during our Sunday services. 


I was born in Trenton, Michigan but as my father was a Navy man was moved to Anaheim, California when I was just 5 years old. My family lived in New Jersey for 2 years and returned to Anaheim when my father retired from the Navy. I identify myself as a San Diego resident since the majority of my adult life has been in San Diego cities. 


I have been involved in many planning and support opportunities for St. Andrew's events over the years. I am married to Clarence Woods and love my 2 grown children, their spouses and my 3 grandchildren. I love St. Andrew's and it's people, love our "coming as you are" attitude and have a huge love for music and how it can stir feelings deep in my soul and the souls of the people who hear the music and words being sung. I love music so much that I have participated in San Diego Summer choral festivals and am currently in the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus learning more about music and what it can give to me and to all who hear it.


I look forward to finding a rector who loves the church, shows their love of Christ through their sermons and how they treat both our congregation and our community with a focus on leading us to a deeper walk in our journeys with Christ and his teachings.

Alex Wu

Alex Wu grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with two sisters and three brothers. A large family then for my parents, and even larger now with in-laws, nieces, and nephews. During college, Alex couldn't decide between Computer Information Systems or Finance for his degree, so he graduated with a double major. Afterwards, he worked for a technology startup and within a few years, the company went out of business. The timing seemed perfect, as he was itching to start a new life, in a new place. He moved to San Diego in 2002 and have since made it his home. 


He enjoys the desert for its scenic mountains and slower pace of life, and have made numerous trips to both Borrego and Palm Springs. He feels fortunate to be working in technology, a strong passion of his. He participates in hackathons and tinkers with all sorts of gadgetry. He enjoys reading on a variety of subjects--from the robot series by Isaac Asimov to articles from the Economist--and enjoys traveling,especially to Hawaii where he married his husband, Chris. 


After a long pause from church, he is continuing his spiritual journey at Saint Andrew's and volunteers with one of our community outreach ministries, the Helping Hands Supper.