More About Father Kevin
His experience includes time as a Seminarian, with Field Education placement at the Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, San Francisco, Diocese of California where he prepared teens and adults for confirmation, preached once per month, structured and led an Adult Education series.
Studying abroad as a Seminarian for a year at Rippon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, he was on placement at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Iffley Village, Diocese of Oxford. Kevin assisted at baptisms, led evensong and preached at both Sunday morning services and evensong. He also performed his Community Service Placement during this time assisting with Pastoral Care in group settings for those affected by loneliness and isolation.
From December 2006 thru August 2015 Kevin was very involved at his sponsoring Parish, the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine, Springfield, Diocese of Oregon, where he was involved with catechesis, trained acolytes and Eucharistic ministers, served as Head of the Altar Guild, served on the Vestry and was Sr. Warden.
Kevin is a professed religious with the Anamchara Fellowship, a dispersed Christian Community in the Episcopal Church.
Through Jan. 2020
Deanna Van Eps
Through Jan. 2021
Shelly Hill – Senior Warden
Jeff Pearson-Loveless, Junior Warden
Through Jan. 2022
St. Andrew’s offers The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a unique Christion formation program for child ages 3 through 10.
This approach is inspired by the Montessori principles of education and based on the belief that children can and do experience God.
The “atrium” becomes a place of worship instead of a classroom. The “catechist” becomes a guide and a co-learner instead of a teacher. The “joyful journey” is enhanced by biblical stories, prayer, music, art, and beautifully crafted hands-on materials.
We offer a quiet peaceful atmosphere where children have the opportunity to discover God at their own pace and develop a sense of respect for others and all of creation.
Sessions begin the Sunday after labor day, at 10:15 a.m.
All children are welcome.
For information, call the church office at 425-3560.
In March of 1950, the Rt. Rev. R. Bland Mitchell gave canonical consent for the organization of a mission church in Mountain Home, Arkansas under the name of St. Andrew’s. The Rev. Robert B. Hall of St. James in Eureka Springs, Arkansas was appointed as priest-in-charge. In 1953 Bishop Mitchell appointed an Executive Committee for St. Andrew’s. The property at the corner of South Church Street & 11th Street was selected for construction of the church and parish hall. The following year, the Annual Convention of the diocese admitted St. Andrew’s into its union and the Rev. C. Kutait was appointed as priest-in-charge. In February of 1957, the Rev. Christoph Keller, Jr. was appointed to serve St. Andrew’s in addition to St. John’s in Harrison, Arkansas.
The church building, located at 1050 South Church Street in Mountain Home, was dedicated on September 21st, 1960 by Bishop Robert R. Brown. The growth of the congregation necessitated making plans for a larger church facility. In 2002, plans for a church, fellowship hall, offices and classrooms were adopted and 5 acres of land was obtained on Coley Drive in Mountain Home. On March 30th, 2003 the first service was held after Bishop Larry Maze consecrated the church.
A succession of priests have served St. Andrew’s including the Rev. C. Kutait, the Rt. Rev. Christoph Keller, Jr., the Rev. Harold H. Leake, the Rev. William L. Hobart, the Rev. James R. McLean, Jr., the Rev. Philip S. Harris, the Rev. Maurice Freemyer, the Rev. Roland S. Pierson, the Rev. Theodore P. Devlin, the Rev. Richard Clark, the Rev. Earl R. Davenport, the Rev. R.J. Smith, the Rev. George W. Bersch, the Rev. James R. Martin, the Rev. Carl E. Wilke, the Rev. Charles P. Wallis, the Rev. Dennis L. Serdahl, the Rev. Anne Stone Carriere, the Rev. Pamela S. Morgan and the Rev. James D. McDonald.
St. Andrew’s currently has over 38 graduates of Education for Ministry and over 130 active members. On March 10th, 2013, St. Andrew’s celebrated the ten-year anniversary of worshipping in its new church facilities.
With 180 baptized members, St. Andrew’s Church voted to petition the diocese for parish status at the celebration of the Feast of St. Andrew’s held on December 1st, 2012. On February 23rd, 2013, Bishop Larry R. Benfield approved the petition of St. Andrew’s church to become a parish in union with the Diocese of Arkansas.
St. Andrew’s members, as the body of Christ in the community, serve God and the Twin Lakes Area by supporting education, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, disabled, elderly, and those who are disadvantaged.