Fr. McMichael retired as of February 1, 2018.
Reverend Arnold Hoffman, Ph.D., Pastoral Care
Fr. Hoffman was born in 1938 and raised in western Kansas. His Bachelor's and Master's Degrees are from the University of Kansas.
He earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from Michigan State University. The topic of his dissertation was a Christian theme in three contemporary authors of fiction. He taught eleven years at Adrian College (Michigan) where he also served as Chair of the English Department.
In 1978 he completed his studies for a Master of Divinity degree at Nashotah House Theological Seminary and was ordained a priest the same year. Fr.
Hoffman served small congregations in the Dioceses of Northern Indiana, Quincy, Chicago, Missouri, and Springfield.
At retirement in 2004 he had been Canon Missioner for the Diocese of Springfield serving in the Hale Deanery for nine years. With The Reverend Virginia Bennett, he was co-designer of the Diocese of Springfield School for Ministry.After retirement, he served six years as a “long-term supply priest” for St. Paul’s, Sikeston, MO.
Henry Evans has been organist and choirmaster at
Saint Andrew’s since
2003 and Parish Administrator since 2011. He holds
the Bachelor of Music degree from
University Edwardsville and the Master of Music
degree from the University of North Texas.
From 2002 through 2003 he held the organ scholar
fellowship at Church
of the Incarnation (Episcopal) in Dallas, Texas.
While at Church of the
Incarnation, he learned the ancient and modern
music of the Anglican
church, played the organ and conducted choirs.
His teachers include
Jesse Eschbach and Kathleen Thomerson.
He was one of the last American students
of the French organist
Marie-Madeleine Duruflé -Chevalier. He is
currently the sub-dean
of the Saint Louis Chapter of the American Guild