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Katharine Clark

Our parish administrator, Katharine Clark, started in July 2010. The parish administrator’s most significant responsibilities are communications, technology, and office management. She oversees the daily work of the parish office, directs and coordinates electronic and print communications projects, actively manages all computer and office network systems of the parish, and serves as a liaison among the staff, the wardens and vestry, members of the congregation, and others who contact the parish office. Katharine grew up in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) outside of Philadelphia. She moved to New England in 1985 to raise a family and now calls New England home. She has enjoyed work and travel, having traveled in the ministry among Friends (Quakers) across the United States and around the world, believing that face-to-face interaction breaks down barriers of misunderstanding and builds trust. Please feel free to contact her at kate@standrewswellesley.org.

Wardie Mannix

Our music minister, Helen Ward (Wardie) Mannix, has wanted to play the organ ever since she can remember. Her Grandfather Sperry, who lived next door, bought a small organ with half a dozen or so foot pedals that he put between his office and her grandmother’s when she was 11 years old. Her mother said she sang before she talked, but Wardie wonders about this claim. She received her bachelors and masters degrees in organ performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she felt like she had “died and gone to heaven”, and spent four years studying in Europe, which was the fulfillment of many, many dreams. She’s worked as a lounge lizard at The Boston Harbor Hotel and various other establishments in the Boston area. She has also taught music for many years at the South Shore Charter Public School and Derby Academy’s Summer Arts Program, among other places. She previously worked at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hingham, and she is very happy to have been here at St. Andrew’s since September 2007. You can reach her at wardie@standrewswellesley.org.

Susan Jackson

Susan Jackson joined St Andrew’s in mid-summer of 2007, after relocating back to Dover, where she grew up. As the christian learning coordinator, Susan’s primary areas of responsibility include creating the teaching schedule, ordering curriculum and supplies, monitoring and supporting the church school teachers, and assisting the Rev. Catherine Healy in various projects relating to the church school, as well as the middle school and senior high youth groups. Susan is glad to be part of the team at St Andrew’s, and can be reached at susan@standrewswellesley.org with any questions you might have regarding the church school program.

Amanda Kern

Amanda Kern joined the St. Andrew’s family in the fall of 2008 as the youth and children’s choir director. She has taught music to elementary, middle, and high-school students at the International School of Boston and in the Franklin Public Schools in addition to her responsibilities at St. Andrew’s. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Amanda has a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from the University of South Carolina, and has done graduate work in music at Boston University and New England Conservatory. She has been a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops at Tanglewood, at Symphony Hall, and at Carnegie Hall under the baton of many conductors, including James Levine and Keith Lockhart. Amanda may be reached at amanda@standrewswellesley.org.

Steve Killeen

Steve Killeen started as sexton at St. Andrew’s in 1989. As sexton, he is responsible for the daily upkeep of the church building and grounds and acts as liaison to the Montessori School. He lives in Natick with his wife, Nancy, and has two sons; Ryan, who is a police officer in Natick, and Matt, a student at Framingham State. Steve may be reached at steve@standrewswellesley.org.

Ruth Hubert

Ruth Hubert started working as the financial secretary in 2000. She maintains the financial records for the church, along with the treasurer. If you have any questions, please call St. Andrew’s or email at ruth@standrewswellesley.org.