About Us

Our Staff:
Rev. Cannon Jonathan Sams

Father Sams is our Priest in Charge

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Our Staff:
Rev. Cannon Jonathan Sams

Father Sams is our Priest in Charge

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Sue Newill

Parish Administrator

Since May 2012, Sue Newill is the friendly voice you hear when you call St. Andrew’s on Mondays and Fridays. Although she is part-time, she is invaluable to the life and ministry of the congregation. Sometimes Rugby the Sheltie, Sydney (Mini Aussie) and Ruby the tiny Mini Aussie can be found in the church office.  Sue enjoys reading, cooking, and counted cross-stitch. She has three adult children: Sara lives in Oregon with her husband, Jeff; Ryan and Rachel who are currently living in the Waterford area.

Lois Vestuto

Music Director

Lois' education in music and theater arts at a small conservatory in Washington DC.  Two and a half years later, she met her husband, Richard Vestuto. They were married and began a family with Lois being a stay-at-home mom. But Lois was drawn to her musical calling, and readily volunteered her time assisting her husband Richard with his full-time music ministry career.  
In the late 70’s Lois had the opportunity to again work on her education.  She attended SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan, where she studied systematic theology, Christian morality, and scripture.  She accepted her first full-time music ministry job in the early 80’s with the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit. Her first assignment was with St. Patrick Catholic Church in White Lake, Michigan.  While there, Lois continued her studies in liturgy and ministry at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit Michigan.  
In the late 80’s Lois left St. Patrick Church, accepting a new assignment at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Waterford Michigan.  She worked there for thirteen years until 2001 when Lois retired from her music ministry with the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.  
Lois has since worked part-time in a Presbyterian church and an ELCA Lutheran church, before finding herself very much at home here at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Lois plans to serve here as long as she is able to continue her beloved music and liturgical ministry. She feels called to spiritually guide, encourage, and teach others how to best use their skills for the greater glory of God. 

Sherri Brown

Organist

Sherri Brown holds a Masters in Church Music from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music Education from WMU.  She previously served here at St. Andrew’s, her home parish, as the Children’s Choir Director and Bell Choir Director, and assisted with organist duties and the adult choir.  She has taught elementary music in Livonia and also held positions at Nativity Episcopal, St. Luke’s Chapel, the First Congregational Church of Clarkston and Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church of Dearborn. She returned to St. Andrew’s, as organist, in December of 2019.