Adrian Robbins-Cole

The Rev. Adrian Robbins-Cole

The Rev. Adrian Robbins-Cole has been the rector of St. Andrew’s since September 2013. Adrian was born and educated in England, though he did spend five years living in Wilton, Connecticut, with his family as a boy. He received his undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics and after graduating spent several years working as an investment banker in London. He then attended seminary at Ripon College, Cuddesdon in Oxford, and received a Master’s Degree in Theology from Oxford University. His time at seminary included a year spent on exchange at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, where he met his wife Sarah who is from Vermont. Sarah is also an ordained Episcopal priest. Adrian and his wife have two children, William and Elizabeth. Adrian enjoys reading, running, history, painting, and the family’s lakeside cottage in Maine. Adrian can be reached at adrian@standrewswellesley.org.

The Rev. Margaret K. Schwarzer

The Rev. Margaret K. Schwarzer is the associate rector for adult formation and membership. In addition to presiding, preaching, and pastoral care work, Margaret facilitates adult christian formation, teaches christian learning programs, leads college ministries, and works with our membership committee. She prepared for ordination at Yale Divinity School, and the (Anglican) Berkeley School at Yale, where she received her Masters of Divinity. Margaret has particular interests in scripture, the mystic tradition, and poetry. Margaret lives with her son, Ben, an avid soccer player, and is stepmom to Rachel, Asa, Jonas, and Rebecca. The oldest four are all young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, who live in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. When not at church, Margaret seeks out good books, walks through museums, excellent soccer games, and strong cups of coffee. Margaret can be reached at margaret@standrewswellesley.org.

Mia Kano

The Rev. Mia Kano

The Rev. Maria (Mia) Kano has been the assistant rector for youth and family at St. Andrew’s since July 2019. Mia prepared for her ordination at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California, where she earned her Master of Divinity. Prior to seminary, Mia served Grace Episcopal Church, Medford as a Life Together fellow with the Episcopal Service Corps from 2014 to 2016. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2013, Mia worked on interfaith relations between Muslims and Christian during a Fulbright year in Amman, Jordan. She lives in Wellesley with her husband, Aaron, whom she met at Middlebury. Mia enjoys knitting stuffed animals, playing all kinds of board games, adoring her nephew, and listening to audiobooks while she walks her dog, Remy. You can reach her at mia@standrewswellesley.org.

The Rev. Karen Vickers Budney

The Rev. Karen Vickers Budney has been the pastoral associate since 2007 and is responsible for helping to provide pastoral care to parishioners. She is a 1991 graduate of Harvard Divinity School, where she has been a member of the Alumni/ae Council and continues to be a member of the Dean’s Council. She was sponsored for ordination by St. Andrew’s. She has served in several parishes in the Diocese, St. John’s, Newtonville, and Church of Our Redeemer, Lexington, and served as an interim rector in Warrensburg, Missouri, and Chaplain of St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School, Kansas City, Missouri. She served as Canon Pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Syracuse, New York. Karen and her husband, Albert, have two married children, Caroline (Gregg) and Alex (Sarah) who attended St. Andrew’s from 1983-1993. She enjoys reading, golfing, and traveling. Karen can be reached at: revkar7@comcast.net.