St. Andrew's Vestry

The vestry of St. Andrew's by-the-Sea has the responsibility of advancing the mission of our parish. This group of elected St. Andrew's members are the spiritual leaders of the church, and along with the rector, discern where God is calling us in ministry and mission.

The vestry is also the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. Vestry members are elected to serve a three-year term at the annual parish meeting.

The goal of the vestry is to be a committed community of learners who pray together, discern God’s call for St. Andrew’s, make decisions that align with our mission and values, and nurture the spiritual vitality of the congregation.

Senior Warden Job Description

Junior Warden Job Description

Dan Uebersetzig, Rector's Warden

Dan Uebersetzig was born and raised in Wisconsin, He joined the Navy after high school and served 6 years in the submarine service followed by 18 years in the Navy Reserve. He moved to San Diego in 1995, and married Susan in 1999 at St. Andrews by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Even though they live in El Cajon, they love the family feel of St. Andrews. They have raised three (3) children in this faith community, Jordan, Danny and Aimee. Dan works as a Program Manager for SAIC. He is actively involved in a number of ministries at St. Andrews including ushers, greeter, alter guild, godly play, and chalice bearer. He has served on the Vestry of St. Andrews a number of times, over the 20 years with this parish.

Jennifer Wanis, People's Warden

Jenn has been a 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 Zibert, Treasurer

Chris has been a member of St Andrew’s for several years, drawn in by its warm welcome, “all ages” congregation, and contemplative worship.  Chris and his family have built close ties to members of the St. Andrew’s community and he values how our church’s common life puts faith into action and makes our community a better place—from serving meals to the hungry, educating our youth to be servant leaders, and building bridges through new relationships.  Chris was confirmed into the Episcopal Church at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle and resides with his spouse and son in University City.  Chris is a CPA who works as a management consultant, and he serves as our Treasurer.

Tim Shields, Clerk

Tim was born in San Diego and was baptized and confirmed into the Episcopal Church at St. James by-the-Sea in La Jolla. In his youth, he was active in the church as an acolyte and a member of a vibrant youth group. Tim attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and graduated with a degree in Earth Sciences. He returned to San Diego and St. James, where he attended Cursillo and co-taught Sunday School for a semester. He was part of a music team for an intimate Sunday evening chapel service, playing the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer. 


About 15 years ago, Tim was drawn to St. Andrew's with the sense that this parish had tremendous potential to grow and make a positive change in the lives of the people who live in the area, particularly young adults. Tim has been actively involved in the music program, has been trained and licensed as a worship leader, and is head cook for one of the Helping Hands Dinner teams. He has served on two previous rector calling committees, served as the Rector's Warden for two previous Rectors, and has represented St. Andrews at five Diocesan Conventions. Tim is currently serving his third term on the Vestry.

Anne Cass

Anne Cass has been a member of St. Andrew’s by the Sea since 2007.  After being raised as a Unitarian, Anne was drawn to St. Andrew’s welcoming, inclusive community,  vibrant community outreach programs and the foundational “come as you are” philosophy.  Anne enjoys volunteering her time to various St. Andrew’s activities and committees.  Anne has served on two calling committees and this is her second term as a vestry member.  Anne has also served on the Board of Directors for Vida Joven de México and has been a longstanding teacher for our children’s ministry programs.

Cathleen Flowers

Since 1989, Cathleen has twice worked for both Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa and its former sister property, La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, CA. She started in Catering and Conference Services at La Valencia before becoming Rancho Valencia’s Director of Catering after a stint with Red Lion Hotels. Cathleen transferred back to La Valencia Hotel in 1995 when promoted to Director of Sales and where she remained for 16 years.  In November 2011, she jumped at the opportunity to return to Rancho Valencia as Senior Regional Group Sales Manager.  Current sales territories run the gamut, but include the Midwest and and California, with the exception of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. 

Professional memberships include MPI, SITE, and PROST. Cathleen is a native New Yorker who returns to brush up on her accent every year or two.  While there, she gets her “fix” of friends, pizza, and Broadway.   

In addition to being awarded Forbes 5 Stars and AAA 5 Diamonds, Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa is the only resort in Southern California which is a member of the prestigious independent hotel company, Relais & Chateaux. 

October 2017: Rancho Valencia was voted the #3 "top resort" in California and #10 "best United States Resort" by readers of Conde Nast Traveler.

January 2017: Rancho Valencia named by U.S. News and World Report the #1 resort in California and #9 in the United States.  

Paul Kelly

After graduation from John Muir High School in Pasadena, Paul attended Stanford Univeristy and received a BS in chemistry, with a minor in music.  But stronger personal and intellectual searchings then took him in another direction.  He was drawn to Fuller Seminary’s new School of Psychology, and relished its emphasis on the integration of psychology and Christian theology.  His doctoral dissertation was “Training Nursing Students to Interact with Terminal Patients”.  He received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and M.A. in theology in 1972.


After a couple of years working for Stanislaus County in Modesto, California, he moved to San Diego, and began a 32 year career with San Diego County Mental Health Services.  This included 10 years working in a psychiatric hospital for adolescents and 10 years at Polinsky Children’s Center (the county’s shelter for abused / neglected children).  


Now retired, he’s free to indulge in hobbies (playing the French horn, photography, travel, skiing, snorkeling, hiking) and to pursue what interests him most--integration of psychology and theology (especially ethics), culture and cinema, and interfaith issues. He’s a member of a Toastmasters club and, until recently, a member of La Jolla Presbyterian Church, where he played in a brass choir and led a small study/growth group.  A just-curious visit to St. Andrews led to more visits and then regular involvement almost 2 years ago.


Paul and his wife Paula were married in 1969, and have a son Gavin (a cinematographer in Los Angeles), and 2 grandchildren.