About Our Staff
Pastor: Phyllis Heffner
Phyllis has served St. Andrew since 1994. A true “Jersey girl,”
graduated from Drew University and Princeton Theological
loves liturgy and the art of preaching, sings in the choir, and writes
stories and essays. She also serves on the board of directors of
is a fan of mystery and detective novels, dotes on her pug Madeleine,
and bakes a pretty mean batch of brownies.
Director of Music: Stephen
Church music is Stephen’s passion.
For 30 years his involvement has been as handbell director, music
director, and in music sales.
Columbus the talented Stephen is know as a phenomenal solo handbell
artist, having played in many local churches.
he’s not directing or playing music, you may find him building with
LEGO bricks, finding thrills on a roller coaster, or investigating the
latest music app for his tablet.
Director of Music Emeritus: Garry
is well known
throughout the U.S.
and Ohio as a composer
of music for church choirs. He is the owner and director of
Celebrations Unlimited, a Columbus music publishing company.
as music director at St. Andrew from 2001 to 2014. He’s an avid reader
warm weather loves to get away on his sailboat.
Parish Nurse: Jane
Jane is a
graduate of Duke University’s School of Nursing and worked in OSU,
Riverside, and Harding Hospitals. Upon completing a continuing
education course on parish nursing at Otterbein, Jane was named parish
nurse in 2000. She provides for educational programs and
members of the congregation based on principles of wellness of body,
mind, and spirit.
Jane also anchors the alto section in the choir and, as
an avid traveler, is always perusing brochures for “the next trip.”