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Our Pastors

REV. DR. PETE SEIFERTH
REV. DR. PETE SEIFERTHInterim Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Pete is passionate about inspiring people take the next step in their journey of faith so that they can clearly find their place in the community, identify God’s plan and purpose for life, and use their gifts for ministry and mission. Pete spent his childhood in his birthplace of Buffalo, NY, before moving to Arizona as a middle schooler. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona (B.A. 1997 Anthropology and Religious Studies), Austin Theological Seminary (M.Div. 2001), and Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min. 2013). Prior to coming to St. Andrew’s, Pete served Northminster Presbyterian Church in Tucson for sixteen and a half years as Associate Pastor. Pete is married to Lori, and their two sons are Caden and Brennon. Austin and Oliver, the Labradoodles, bring the family constant joy. Pete’s hobbies and likes: exercise, playing guitar, photography, reading, travel, family research, drinking boba tea, tinkering in the garage, and the Buffalo Bills. Pete serves the presbytery on the Commission on Ministry, and on the boards of two Christian non-profit organizations that serve the Tucson community: Tucson Refugee Ministry (Board President) and Renewal (Counseling) Centers.
REV. MAT GROVER
REV. MAT GROVERAssociate Pastor of Church Life and Family Ministries
With over two decades of ministry experience, Pastor Mat is passionate about helping people create and cultivate a deep and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. His heart is for helping create communities devoted to living life together as they grow in their knowledge and love of God. Mat was born Portland, OR, but did most of his growing up here in Tucson. He received his B.A. from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA with a double major in Religion and Philosophy. Mat also received his Masters of Divinity degree from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing this Doctorate of Ministry at Fuller Seminary. Mat is married to Amy and they have two children, Jane and Ethan, along with their older dog, Windsor, and pandemic puppy, Lillie.

Our Team

SHELLY AKINS
SHELLY AKINSDirector of Children's Discipleship Ministry
HEATHER BRANNOCK
HEATHER BRANNOCKAssistant Director of Childrens Discipleship Ministry
TIM CHRISTIAN
TIM CHRISTIANDirector of Youth Discipleship Ministry
NOLAN COLEMAN
NOLAN COLEMANCustodian/Security
BEN CONSTANTINIDES
BEN CONSTANTINIDESDirector of Contemporary Music Ministry
ANITA DEGNAN
ANITA DEGNANChildcare Supervisor
BRAD ENGEL
BRAD ENGELBusiness and Operations Director
MARK GARY
MARK GARYDirector of Traditional Music Ministries
DIEGO GONZALEZ
DIEGO GONZALEZCustodian/Security
AMY GROVER
AMY GROVERCommunications Coordinator
MATT GULLEY
MATT GULLEYDirector of Facilities and IT
CATHI KENTERA
CATHI KENTERAAdministrative Assistant for Church Life
IRMA LEYVA
IRMA LEYVACustodian/Security
MONIQUE MALDONADO
MONIQUE MALDONADOCustodian/Security
NANNETTE PIERSON
NANNETTE PIERSONAdministrative Assistant - Ministry Support Services
COREY PLANER
COREY PLANERDirector of Preschool and Kindergarten
REV. CONNIE RANDALL
REV. CONNIE RANDALLDirector of Adult Discipleship Ministry
CAROLYN SMITH
CAROLYN SMITHOrganist
RUTHANN SMITHRUD
RUTHANN SMITHRUDLocal Outreach Director
ARLENE STURM
ARLENE STURMWittman Ringers Director
KURT VON HASSEL
KURT VON HASSELMaintenance Technician
DAVID ZAVALA
DAVID ZAVALACustodian/Security
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