Andy Andrews named Missioner for Beloved Community in Diocese of Mississippi

Diocese of Mississippi
Posted Jun 16, 2022

The Rt. Rev. Brian Seage, the Diocese of Mississippi, has announced the appointment of the Rev. Andy Andrews as missioner for beloved communities and congregational vitality, beginning July 7. This new position is resourced through the generosity of private contributions along with diocesan support.

Bishop Seage cares deeply about racial justice and congregational vitality, and Andrews will be an advocate for both. He will also serve as vicar to St. Christopher’s Church of the Ascension/Jackson.

“Andy has been an effective chair of our racial reconciliation taskforce for the last two and a half years,” commented Bishop Seage. “He has been an anti-racism facilitator for 17 years. His work will involve spreading the Episcopal Church’s vision of becoming beloved community, increasing the church’s capacity for relationship building, and furthering resources to clergy and lay leaders to be most vibrant for the 21st century.”

“The Episcopal Church’s long-time commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice provides an awesome path forward for us,” Andrews said.  “Our ability to be healers and reconcilers is untapped. As we emerge from the pandemic wilderness, it is a most abundant time for us to be innovative in agape love. I believe this will be a joyful group enterprise.”

Andrews is currently the rector of Church of the Holy Trinity/Vicksburg. He served as dean of St. Mary’s Cathedral/Memphis for twelve years as well as rector of St. Timothy’s/Southaven, Canon for Outreach at St. Andrew’s Cathedral/Jackson, and curate for youth ministry at St. James/Baton Rouge. He graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest with a Master of Divinity, Episcopal Divinity School with a Doctor of Ministry, and the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

To participate or financially encourage this new opportunity, reach out to Rev. Andrews at