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The Reverend Mike Michie

Rector

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The Rev. Mike Michie is the founding Rector of St. Andrew’s. He came to McKinney to plant St. Andrew’s in 2005. Before that he was Vicar of Christ the King in Houston, TX and Associate Rector at St. Barnabas, Austin and St. Richard’s in Round Rock.

Father Mike holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas, a Masters in Public Administration from Texas State University, a Master of Arts in Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University Seminary, and a CITS Degree from The Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX.

Active in many community, Diocesan and Episcopal activities and causes, Father Mike also loves music and sports. He is married to Laurie and has three daughters, Kellie, Jennifer and Mariana.

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The Reverend Andrew Van Kirk

Campus Priest - Westridge; Associate Rector

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The Rev. Andrew Van Kirk serves as the Campus Priest at St. Andrew's Westridge and as the Associate Rector. Fr. Andrew came to St. Andrew’s in the fall of 2013 and in addition to his responsibilities as campus priest, he oversees the discipleship and lay liturgical ministries of the church broadly. Prior to coming to St. Andrew’s, he served as the Associate Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Dallas. Father Andrew grew up in Dallas before attending Duke University (B.A. History and Computer Science) and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM – New Testament). In between institutions of higher education, he briefly wrote software for Amazon.com.

At a diocesan level Fr. Andrew serves as an instructor at the Stanton Center and is on the Board of Examining Chaplains. He and his wife Stephanie, who also has an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, have three young children, Henry, Addie and Drew.

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Laurie Gabriel

Music Director

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Laurie Gabriel is a Texas transplant, having come to McKinney from Colorado Springs, CO, where she was the Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul’s Methodist Church for over six years. She has served in church music roles most of her life. Her mother was a church organist, and Laurie remembers playing on the organ pedals as a toddler.  Having received Summa Cum Laude degrees in voice and cello from the University of Denver, Laurie was also a choir and orchestra teacher in the public schools for 27 years. Her busy, professional musical life is augmented by television and radio commercials for which she and her Texas-native husband, Ethan, provide the voices.  Laurie is passionate about using her knowledge of music to help others find ways to praise God with their talents.

Stephanie and Tim Jenkins

Westridge Campus Music Ministers

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Texas natives, Tim and Stephanie Jenkins met at Dallas Christian College where they shared a desire to use their talents for ministry.  Tim graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in preaching, and Stephanie graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in psychology.  Tim has served the church in many areas including youth ministry, preaching, and worship leading, and he spent two years as a missionary in Guatemala.  Tim is currently an entrepreneur working with several startup companies.  A child of worship leader parents, Stephanie grew up singing in church.  She has taught middle and high school musical theater and directed and performed in many shows. She currently teaches private voice lessons.  Tim and Stephanie have two young sons, Liam and Cai.

Dana Jean

Hand and Feet Outreach Ministry

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Dana Jean is building the Hands & Feet social transformation and outreach ministry at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in McKinney, Texas. Initiating such projects as the BlessMobile, she has developed programs to partner with community partner organizations through the ministry.

Dana has spent much of her life working in the education field, teaching and leading nonprofits whose focus was educational in nature. Dana and her husband and three children came to Dallas in 2011 where Dana served as Executive Director of ULC, a nonprofit providing libraries in Haiti.

 

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Cynthia Burns

Musician

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Cynthia served as Music Director at St. Andrew’s since 2005. Previously, she taught classroom music in the Richardson and Plano school districts, and private piano and voice. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education (Choral) degree from Baylor University and a Kodaly certification. She has over 20 years experience as an accompanist and choir director. The child of a minister, growing up Cynthia was always playing the piano at nursing homes, church services, and summer revivals. She feels the Lord called her into the music ministry, and considers herself blessed to serve at St. Andrew’s.

Laurie Michie

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