Our Team

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Reverend Anne McAnelly
Reverend Anne McAnelly
The Rev. Anne McAnelly has a passion for ministry and welcoming those into the community of faith. Worship is the heart of the ministry of St. Andrew, but we continually seek out new ways to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community. Worship is like the coming together of a family, a family that invites you to be a part of it. So don’t be surprised if Anne hugs you following worship, welcoming you into our family of faith.

Anne began serving as Pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in July of 2011. She is a life-long Presbyterian and began serving the church as a young person ordained as an elder at the age of 17. She felt the call to ministry after graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Psychology and Economics. God’s call led her to Princeton Theological Seminary earning her Master of Divinity. With a passion for counseling she also pursued her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. Following graduation she and her husband lived in Edinburgh, Scotland for a year.

She began her ministry as Associate Pastor of Counseling and Pastoral Care of First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, TN. Valuing family, Anne placed her children first, assisting in the church in Michigan while dedicating her time to her two young sons. Later she served for 3 years as Parrish Associate for Christian Education of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson, NY. Most recently, she served for five years as Pastor of two churches on Long Island: Remsenburg Community Church and First Presbyterian Church of East Moriches, NY.

Anne is a proud parent of two teenage sons, Cooper and Parker.

Dr. Don Adkins
Dr. Don AdkinsMusic Director
Don Adkins has been music director, choir director and organist at St. Andrew Presbyterian since 1988. He teaches music at Cabrillo and Gavilan Colleges. He also conducts the Cabrillo College Orchestra and music direct musicals for the Cabrillo College Theater Department.

Dr. Adkins’ other work in the Santa Cruz area includes accompanying soloists and writing program notes for the Santa Cruz Symphony.

His calling is to bring God’s beauty and understanding into this world through music and teaching.

Kathy Rodden
Kathy RoddenOffice Manager
Kathy Rodden has been the Office Manager at St. Andrew since March of 2008. She has been a part of the St. Andrew family since 1987. Daughters Aimee and Kellie have been attending since they were infants and joined our church as teens. They are “graduates” of St. Andrew Preschool and went on to graduate from Monte Vista Christian High School.
Kathy graduated from San Diego State University. Her education, previous employment and volunteer activities gave her a blend of knowledge that prepared her for the multiple needs of the position of Office Manager.
Kathy spends many hours a week volunteering with Job’s Daughters International and the International Order of DeMolay. She gets great satisfaction from working with the youth of today in these organizations.
Dr. Susan Mahan
Dr. Susan MahanAdult Education
Dr. Susan Mahan has degrees in psychology and theology from USF and Marquette University. She did her M.A.work in both Scripture and ethics. She specialized in late Medieval and Reformation theology for her Pd.D. Susan has had teaching positions at Santa Clara University, USF, SJSU, Cal Poly, The Jesuit Retreat Center-Los Altos, Soledad Prison and Notre Dame High School- Salinas.

Susan is a master catechist for the Diocese of Monterey and was Director of Faith Formation at Holy Eucharist Parish for 6 years. Since 1988 she has been a teacher and then a coordinator of Adult Education at St. Andrew Presbyterian in Aptos. She currently does retreats for churches in Central California and is a trained pastoral counselor. She is also the Executive Director of a social activism non-profit in Santa Cruz County.

Susan is married, has 3 grown children and lives in Corralitos, CA.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Session

The session of our church is like a board of directors, they make the decisions along with the pastor on the life of the church.  As the spiritual leaders, the elders (as they are called) guide our worship, mission and purpose in serving God.  They are elected by the congregation and serve three year terms.

We do not have a hierarchy in the Presbyterian church.  Elders serve on equal footing with the pastor in seeking and doing God’s will.

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St. Andrew Presbyterian Deacons

Deacons care for our members through hospitality, and prayer.  Offering pastoral care to families year round and especially during memorial services.  They prepare and help serve our communion on the first Sunday off the month.

Deacons are elected to a year term.

St Andrew Presbyterian Deacons