July Congregational Letter

Dear St. Andrew’s Family,

It is with great pleasure that I share with you the good news that The Very Rev’d Dr. Chris Hancock, his wife, Suzie, and The Rev’d Randy Forrester have all accepted the call to become a part of our staff at St. Andrew’s. Chris will be our Scholar in Residence and will teach our fall Ridley course and join our Sunday preaching rotation. In addition to her work with Chris, Suzie will offer administrative support to the associate clergy. Randy will be our Associate Rector for Teaching and Equipping.

Chris and Suzie HancockA former Dean of Bradford Cathedral, Vicar of Holy Trinity Cambridge, and professor of theology in the UK, the US, China, and India, Chris currently directs Oxford House – an international agency providing a consultancy service to government agencies, corporations and NGOs in the area of religion, social transformation and contemporary geo-politics. Chris will be joined in ministry by his wife, Suzie. In addition to her work with Chris, Suzie will also offer administrative support to the associate clergy. Suzie is currently the Academic Registrar of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University. Together, they have two married children.

Jacqui and I met Chris and Suzie while we were attending Virginia Theological Seminary where Chris was my theology professor. They have been good friends and wise counselors to us over the years. I am delighted that they will be with us this autumn.

Randy Forrester and familyRandy grew up the son of a federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia, attending Church of the Apostles. Upon graduation from Georgia Tech where he earned a degree in International Affairs, Randy worked on Capitol Hill as the Executive Assistant and Office Manager for a United States Congressman. It was while he was in DC that he met his wife Paisley. They were married in 2004 and together they have four children Azure (9), Julian (7), Clive (5), and Finlay (2).

Randy attended Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia earning his M.Div.  Since 2008, he has served as Rector of King of Kings Anglican Church in Charlotte, NC.

We are blessed to have someone with Randy’s leadership experience coupled with his unique life experience joining our staff team.  It is this integration of home, faith and work life that I believe has equipped Randy to lead our work of teaching and equipping. He will arrive in the lowcountry in August with a start date of September 1, 2017.  Please join me in praying for the Forrester family (and for King of Kings) as they move through this season of transition.

Yours in Christ,