The Rev. Elizabeth Wigg-Maxwell
Elizabeth has served parishes throughout New Jersey for over thirty years. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rev. Elizabeth moved to New York City in 1983 to attend The General Theological Seminary of The Episcopal Church. After graduation, she accepted a call to St. Paul’s, Chatham, NJ, and has served churches large and small as Rector, Assistant Rector, Associate for Children and Family Ministries, Interim Rector, and Sunday Supply.
Rev. Elizabeth enjoys helping congregations know their stories and connecting them with the stories of scripture, as they care for one another and reach out to care for the world. In the midst of our rapidly changing Church and society, Rev. Elizabeth is committed to empowering all God’s people for ministry. She encourages congregations to move beyond their walls and into the community to discover God’s presence in their neighborhoods and beyond, deepening their understanding of discipleship in Jesus Christ.
Rev. Elizabeth is married to Paul Wigg-Maxwell, a lawyer, and they have two adult children: Sarah, a High School Art teacher, and Laura, a High School Science teacher.
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Therese Crowley has served as St. Andrew's office manager for the past 4 years. Therese came to St. Andrew's after retiring from a career as a legal secretary. She has three children, five grandchildren, enjoys gardening, volunteering and visiting historical sites.
St. Andrew's Organist and Music Director is James Chiappini. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, Jim is a gifted musician and organist with over 20 years of experience a church musician, and music teacher for grades K-12.
Youth Choir and Bell Choir Director
Debbie Gregory-Fink directs both the Youth Choir and Bell Choir and is assisted by Helen Patrosio.
Our beautiful Schulmerich handbells have been a source of joy for young and old for nearly three decades! The bells can be heard during Advent, at Christmas, Easter and throughout the year. No prior experience is necessary and everyone is welcome to ring. We all continue to ring and count and learn together.
As lifelong music educators, Debbie & Helen strive to help our congregation to make music together.
Wardens and Vestry
The Vestry, together with the Rector and Wardens, is responsible for the ongoing operations of the parish, including the maintenance and upkeep of the property and approval of expenditures. Even more, the Vestry develops the mission and goals of St. Andrew’s, setting our direction or ministry in the world.
The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry meet monthly. Parishioners are invited to join us at our Vestry meetings. We welcome your comments, ideas, and suggestions.
Two members of the parish are elected to serve as the Wardens. The role of the Warden is to work closely with and to support the Rector, and to provide overall leadership in the congregation. The Wardens provide leadership by identifying and working to advance the vision, mission and goals of the congregation.
Paul Shackford (2021)
Jeremy Lyons (2022)
Class of 2021
Cricket O’Neil , Lyn Fowler, Cathryn McGlone
Class of 2022
Helen Patrosio, Pete Deubler, Debbie Gregory-Fink
Class of 2023
Christine Barnhart, Kate Duggan, Kathy Ferdinand, Shirley Vinolas
St. Andrew’s Mission was first established in 1925. In 1934 the parish hall was constructed, and is presently the library. In 1953 our current parish hall and kitchen were added and in 1957 the original church building was replaced by a new church with a basement. In 1996 the undercroft area was renovated and facilities were made handicapped accessible.
In 1947 the rectory was purchased. In 1960, St. Andrew’s became a parish.
St. Andrew’s is a mainstay of the community participating in town day, Memorial Day dedications, hosting a First Responder’s recognition service, 9/11 Remembrances, the community ecumenical Thanksgiving Service and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. Residents are welcomed at our annual election night fish & chips dinner and multiple concerts and performances.