5301 Hatchery Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48329

(248) 673-7635

A Welcoming Church in waterford michigan

Staff of st. andrews


Rev. Canon Jonathan Sams

Father Sams is the Priest-in-Charge at St. Andrews Episcopal Church.


Parish Administrator

Since May 2012, Sue Newill is the friendly voice you hear when you call St. Andrew’s on Mondays and Fridays. Although she is part-time, she is invaluable to the life and ministry of the congregation. Sometimes Rugby the Sheltie, Sydney (Mini Aussie) and Ruby the tiny Mini Aussie can be found in the church office.  Sue enjoys reading, cooking, and counted cross-stitch. She has three adult children: Sara lives in Oregon with her husband, Jeff; Ryan and Rachel who are currently living in the Waterford area.


Music Directors


Richard and Lois Vestuto. We are married for 50 years. We have two married children and six grand children. Richard an ordained Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church and a retired Pastor and musician has actually been playing the organ for 65 years. His most intense and formal music training was on a manual Wurlitzer Pipe Organ at St. Mary’s Seminar, Techny, Illinois. He later furthered his music education at DePaul University, Chicago. Lois has worked in music ministry for 35 years. She received her formal music training at a conservatory for the performing arts, Washington D.C.

We have been blessed with an energetic and enthusiastic spirit for ministry. We love people and have a great respect for the gifts of others.

The mission of the Apostolic Church according to Acts 2:41-47 remains the blue print for the church’s mission in today’s world: To Pray, To Teach, To Share our goods with the needy. To Evangelize. As Organist and Choir Director our job is to support this Mission and encourage spiritual growth by praying regularly with the Choir, sharing insites into God’s word though the music for worship that inspires our congregation to take the good news thought their words and actions into the “Market Place.”

We are happy to be here and excited to be an integral part of the talented music ministry at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church