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The Venerable Fr. Carl Wright

Father Carl Wright

Ordained 25 years ago

Carl Walter Wright

Elected Bishop Suffragan of the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries

Due to the election of Bishop Wright in early 2017, St Andrew's is currently in search of a Priest-in-Charge.

 

The Venerable Carl Walter Wright, 57, is the Bishop Suffragan (Elect) for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries of The Episcopal Church.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Wright was elected Bishop Suffragan at the Fall 2016 House of Bishops Meeting in Detroit Michigan and will be consecrated Bishop at the Washington National Cathedral on February 11, 2017 by The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church.

Prior to being elected Bishop Suffragan, Fr. Wright served as Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Pasadena, Maryland and was named Archdeacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland by Bishop Eugene Sutton.

Wright enlisted in the US Air Force in 1978.  Following his initial enlistment Wright was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the Maryland Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve.  In 1993 Wright was commissioned as a Chaplain, US Air Force until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2011.  Wright’s last active duty assignment was as the Deputy Command Chaplain, USAF Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.  Air Force Global Strike Command provides combat-ready forces to conduct strategic nuclear deterrence and global strike operations in support of combatant commanders.

Following his initial enlistment Wright attended Loyola University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology.  He then attended Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA graduating with a Master of Divinity after which he was ordained a Priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.  Wright furthered his theological education earning a Master of Sacred Theology from the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.  His STM thesis is entitled, “The Episcopal Church and the Hope of Communion”.

Wright has been active in the Episcopal Church both as a civilian priest and an Air Force Chaplain.  He was elected and served as the 43rd Co-Dean of the Union of Black Episcopalians.  He has authored several articles on Church History and has lectured on the challenges of ministry as a military chaplain in combat. 


Music Director

Joan Wibbe

Although she came to Anne Arundel County with her parents more than fifty years ago, Joan Wibbe still claims to be a proud Baltimorean, since that is where she was born.  A graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County, she is the mother of three and grandmother of five, in whom she delights. 

For over thirty years she has served as organist or music director at Methodist, Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and Lutheran churches, all here in the County.  During the last seven years she has volunteered for the Dyslexia Tutoring Program, headquartered in Baltimore, having been trained to use the Orton/Gillingham approach to teach learning disabled children and adults to read.  When needed she has used her skills as a volunteer at Bodkin Elementary School for the last eleven years.  For the last four years she has led Bible Studies for participants from different churches and denominations. 

In addition, she has directed a summer camp program for grandparents and grandchildren at the West River Center in south county for ten years.  She and her husband, John, travel as often as possible, most daringly white water rafting through the Gran Canyon for eight days and experiencing the Aboriginal culture in Australia. 


Parish Secretary

Karen H

 

Karen is a long time Pasadena resident. She lives with her husband of over 30 years, Michael; her teenage granddaughter, Lexi; and her energetic rescue pup, Gracie.

Karen has worked as an office manager most of her career and this is her third church secretary job.

Karen is active in women’s ministry and Bible studies at her church. In her spare time she likes to browse second hand stores and flea markets looking for special items to decorate with.

Karen loves to share the love of Jesus with others and is looking forward to getting to know all those who attend St. Andrew’s.


Rector's Warden

Bill F

Senior Churchwarden (Parish Lay Leader) Bill Forkgen, cradle Episcopalian and son of a petroleum engineer and horticulturalist, was actually born in Venezuela, and later, lived  in Florida.  Bill served this country for 28 years in the US Air Force in many capacities, including Korean linguist and Occupational Health and Safety specialist.  A widower of Patti Hunt, who served this parish for many years, Bill is the loving father of Machea and grandfather of “Maddy!”  Bill has served on Vestry in every conceivable role.  What he enjoys most about St. Andrew’s, he says, is the true feeling of family we all share.


People's Warden

Rich C

Richard "Rich" Crothers is our Junior Warden, in charge of the maintenance of our property and grounds.  Rich was born in Easton, MD, and grew up in Port Deposit (Cecil County).  He spent 13 years in the US Air Force, including a Korea tour; holds a Community College of the Air Force degree in Communication Technology; and now serves as a System Engineer for the Federal government.  Rich and wife Deb are very dedicated to this church.  Interestingly, their oldest son is the Director of Photography for "Chicago Fire" television series, their daughter is a Phoenix police officer, and their youngest son is an employee of the University of Georgia where he works in Facilities Management.  What Rich enjoys most about St. Andrew's is "seeing our Church grow; and the closeness we have; we are a family in Christ!


Registrar

Chuck R

Longtime St. Andrew’s parishioner Charles M. “Chuck” Rollhauser is Parish Registrar: he keeps the stats!  Chuck hails originally from Philadelphia, PA, and was brought up in Langhorne.  He is a  proud graduate of Drexel University.  In addition to being a great Dad, MD Cursillista, and Boy Scout leader, he spent a career working for the US Navy as a mechanical engineer, specializing in fire protection of Naval vessels and aircraft.  He is the husband of Flossie and father of C. Michael (Police Officer and US Army vet); David (EMT and US Army vet); John (EMT and Rescue Specialist); and Susan Rollhauser Jacobs (devoted mother of five!).  What Chuck enjoys most about St. Andrew’s is how we all pitch-in and support all our ministries.


Vestry Member At Large

Flossie R

Newly elected member of the Vestry! Bio coming soon


Vestry Member At Large

Michele B

Michelle Bryant was born in quaint Somerville, NJ; but reared in Clear Lake TX.  After 6 notable years in the US Air Force, Michelle transitioned to civilian life, and has more than 14 years of federal service.  She and husband Matt (US Army) have two darling daughters, who are very dear to us: Julia (8) and Lilly (7). What Michelle enjoys most about St. Andrew’s is the wonderful sense of community.  She says, “The girls and I felt loved the moment we walked in the door!”


Vestry Member At Large

Don D

Newly elected member of the Vestry! Bio coming soon


Vestry Member At Large

Randy T

Randalynn “Randy” To’Alepai has lived and worked in Baltimore her entire adult life.  Born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio, she is the eldest of 9 children.  She graduated from Columbus Business School in 1967.  Randy served with honor in the US Marine Corp for 4-years (1969-1973)!  Hoorah!  She has worked for Arundel Direct Mailing Co., as Office Clerk and Payroll Clerk, since 1985. A life-long Episcopalian, she is married to Losivale “Louie” To’Alepai, the brother of an Episcopal priest of this diocese.  Her adult son Eric is married to Christine; they have one delightful son.  The To’Alepais are committed not only to St. Andrew’s but the to Church at large.  For many years they served faithfully at Redemption Parish, Locust Point, before moving here to Pasadena.  Randy is a strong supporter of ministry.  She rolls up her sleeves and actively participates in nearly everything that happens here.  Her quiet presence brings diversity and strength to our Vestry.  When asked what she enjoys most about St. Andrew’s, she commented favorably on our Christian witness and enthusiastically replied, “everyone is very friendly here.”


Vestry Member At Large

Pat H

Patricia A. “Pat” Harris was born and raised right here in Pasadena, MD.  She has deep roots in this parish, her late parents having served faithfully here.  Pat graduated from Severna Park High School and Hood College, with a degree in Home Economics Education.  Her careers have been Home Economist U.T., Day Care Director, and Sewing Supervisor, among others.  A true parish leader, Pat heads-up the Altar Flower Fund; serves with the Women of St. Andrew’s (WOSA); the Annapolis Visitors Center; Severn River Garden Club; and North County Guild of Anne Arundel County.  Pat is widowed and proud Mom of 2 grown children: Patrick, the father of Paige and Noelle; and Katherine, the mother of Laura and Leah.  Over the years, Pat has seen many changes in St. Andrew’s, but what she loves most now is the Worship Services and the friendly people.

 


Vestry Member At Large

Sue M

Newly elected member of the Vestry! Bio coming soon


Vestry Member At Large

John D

Newly elected member of the Vestry! Bio coming soon


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