This is us

The Rev. Fr. Dan Kinkead, Vicar

Father Kinkead was assigned to St. Andrew’s as Vicar in December 2019 by our Bishop J. Morales. He and his wife Miki relocated from St. Louis where they had been church planters for  8 years. Their focus has been ministry on the margins and they are continuing that focus here in Nashville, reaching out the less fortunate in Music City. Fr. Dan has a heart for our brothers and sisters on the streets and the under-privileged in our area. As our city is growing so rapidly the need for this type of ministry grows greater everyday.

Fr. Dan earned his degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies from Webster University in St. Louis. Fr. Dan worked professionally for 35+ years with people with mental and physical disabilities for the Department of Mental Health managing a team of case managers.  He is excited about his new roll as a full time priest in the Diocese of Quincy.

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The Rev. Deacon Henry Carpenter

Henry Carpenter is our most senior member. He has been a member of St. Andrew’s and attending regularly since he was a young boy.

Henry was ordained Deacon by Bishop Alberto Morales in July 2017 through the Diocese of Quincy.

He is a practicing attorney and is the father of John Carpenter, our Choirmaster. Henry has been married to Patty Carpenter for 45+ years and has two grandsons, Andrew & Jack.

John Carpenter, Choirmaster

JC_hs2cJohn has been a member of St. Andrews all of his life and has been a member of the choir since the age of 8.

He has served as the choir director since the church has moved to its current location. He also serves on the Vestry.

He is active in community theater and works in the food merchandising industry. John has been married for 24 years to his lovely wife Jennifer who is also in the choir. They have 2 sons, Andrew and Jack.

Melvin Potts, Organist

Melvin Potts is an accomplished Church organist with decades of experience. He also serves as the Organist for Concordia Lutheran Church.

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Mac Davis III, Treasurer

Mac Davis IIIWhat can I say, the man knows how to count. Mac has served as our treasurer for 20+ years and keeps us up to date on all issues surrounding our finances. He also serves in our choir as cantor.

Mac works in the financial services industry.

Choir

St. Andrew’s Choir

From left: John Carpenter (Choirmaster), Forrest Talent, Jennifer Carpenter, Mac Davis III, Linda Philips, and Patty Carpenter. Not present: Carter Philips.

Bishop’s Committee

Doris Ann Hendrix  

Doris Ann- Bishop’s Warden  Ms. Doris Ann  is retired school teacher and keeps herself very busy with various community and social groups of which she is a part. She is quick witted and puts everyone at ease with her sweet nature.

Bob Ahlschwede

Bob AhlschwedeBob – Secretary- Bob has served on the Vestry and is very active as an Acolyte.

Bob retired from the insurance compliance business, a regulatory role.  He has two adult daughters, whom he loves greatly and keeps tabs on them as best he can with them living far away. Bob always has a smile and a joke to make everyones day brighter!

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John Carpenter

John Carpenter

John has been a member of St. Andrews all of his life and has been a member of the choir since the age of 8.

He has served as the choir director since the church has moved to its current location. He also serves on the Vestry.

He is active in community theater and works in the food merchandising industry. John has been married for 25+ years to his lovely wife Jennifer who is also in the choir. They have 2 sons, Andrew and Jack who are both serving St. Andrew’s with their A/V expertise getting our services up online and sounding fabulous.

Patty Carpenter

Patty CarpenterPatty Carpenter is the loving wife of Henry Carpenter and saintly mother to John Carpenter.

After raising John, she worked as the organizing influence behind Henry’s law practice. Patty is very active in helping out wherever she is needed and is a blessing to us all.