St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Tucson Staff & Leaders

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    Jeffri Sanders
    Organist

    Jeffri Sanders brings rare skills to St. Andrew's music. He has given concerts for the Arizona Early Music Society, the University of Arizona, the American Guild of Organists, the St. Andrew’s Bach Society, and the Eastside Artist Series, and has played with the Tucson Boys Chorus, the Catalina Chamber Orchestra, Musica Sonora, Tucson Masterworks Chorale, and Sons of Orpheus, and in recitals with NY Philharmonic English hornist Thomas Stacy and gambist John Dornenburg. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory, and of Westminster Choir College (Princeton NJ). He is also the owner-operator of Desert Express Ultrasonic Blind Cleaning, primarily in order to have easy access to a truck large enough to move his harpsichord.

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    Sheldon Curry
    Director of Music

    Born and raised in West Texas, Sheldon is a graduate of Baylor University and has worked in the music business his entire career. He's held print music editorial positions for WORD, Lorenz and, most recently, was Managing Editor of Alfred Sacred Choral Music. Slightly over 350 church music titles published. More coming. (Who knew!) I have directed church choral music programs in Texas, Tennessee, and Arizona where I live with my wife, son and aging Labrador – Thule.

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    Sally Stevens-Taylor
    Deacon

    Sally was ordained to the Diaconate in 2010, and served at St. Philip’s for several years. She felt called to return to St. Andrews after doing her internship here prior to being ordained. She loves the welcoming atmosphere. She feels St. Andrews walks their talk, and reaches out to include everyone, wherever they are on their spiritual journey. Raised in the Anglican Church in South Africa, she was deeply involved with the spiritual life of her high school. She is a certified hospice nurse and graduate of the University of Arizona (1980). She is a member of the Pastoral Care Team. She lives with her husband, Ralph, a dog, Jimmy, and a cat, Osiris, in western Tucson. She and her husband have a blended family of 9 children.

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    Jefferson Bailey
    Deacon

    Jefferson Bailey is the former Food for Life coordinator for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and current coordinator for the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors program, both of which are housed in the kitchen of St. Andrew's. He lives in Amory Park along with his partner Richard, a teacher for TUSD. Jefferson was born and raised on an apple farm in upstate New York. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in Theatre and was ordained to the Deaconate in 2006.

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    John Leech
    Affiliated Clergy

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    Vicar