We are located just east of San Mateo, on Ponderosa, across from Erna Ferguson Library and Montgomery Park.
Sunday morning service is at 9:30 am. Sunday School is from 11:00-12:00 for ages 2- adult, except during the summer, when there is no Sunday School. St. Andrew is progressive and socially active. The Church seeks to be a dynamic Reformed community of faith that proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ by reaching out to others in compassionate service, celebrating our faith together in worship, encouraging all ages to grow personally and spiritually, and nurturing and supporting one another in Christian love.
Building a community of faith unleashed into the world by the love of God.
Proclaiming and living the Good News of Jesus Christ by:
Listening to a loving God
Celebrating our faith together
Nurturing each other in Christian love and spiritual growth
Working for social justice and peace
Reaching out in compassionate service
Being stewards of all God’s gifts
Strengthen active participation in creative worship to provide experiences that glorify God and speak to the hearts of all in our worship community.
Engage in the struggle to free people from fear, sin, oppression, hunger and injustice through all of our ministries.
Encourage persons of all ages to grow in faith through worship, prayer, Christian education, small groups, fellowship and mission.
Meet the spiritual and physical needs of members, friends and community, encouraging the growth of authentic relationships in a fellowship that operates with love and understanding.
Uphold members and friends as they use the gifts and abilities God has given, honoring and serving God in personal life, in household and families, in daily occupations, in community, nation and the world.
The best staff in the world
Our Retired Clergy
St, Andrew is blessed by the presence and gifts of many experienced and retired clergy who are part of the congregation. Reverend Earl Harvey was our founding pastor, who still participates in worship at St. Andrew along with Revs. Bill Aber, Bob Boughton, Rob Craig, Dick Harrison, Frank Iske, Catherine Robinson, Bob Shepperson, Carl Soderberg, Richard Stoops, and Don Wales. They continue to serve important roles by participating in pastoral care, social justice ministries, preaching, and counsel. Reverend Aber's Christmas Eve sermons have become a special tradition and highlight of the church year.
St. Andrew is unique in that its small congregation(about 250 members) is full of amazing talent and spirit. With strong ties to the university and other research institutions, members of our church lead in-depth Christian Education, support over 50 Missions in the community, provide enlightening programs for the congregation, and give an amazing feeling of support to our whole church family.
Rev. Roger Scott Powers became pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on September 1, 2016. Nationally, he has been actively involved in the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.
Peacemaking has been Roger’s vocation in one way or another for more than thirty years. From 1982 to 1984, he was Peacemaking Intern of the Synod of the Northeast. He served on the national staff of Clergy and Laity Concerned, an interfaith, multiracial peace and justice organization, from 1985 to 1988. From 1989 until he began seminary in 1995, he was on the staff of the Albert Einstein Institution, a nonprofit organization founded by Gene Sharp to advance the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world. There he co- edited a 640-page encyclopedia of nonviolent action entitled Protest, Power, and Change (Garland, 1997).
While in seminary, Roger served as a campus ministry intern at Harvard University and then as campus minister at the University of Vermont. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Boston on January 30, 2000. He has served as pastor of Light Street Presbyterian Church, temporary supply minister of Lakeland Presbyterian Church, and associate pastor of The First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, all in Baltimore, Maryland, and associate pastor of Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, CA. He is a past moderator of Baltimore Presbytery and Boston Presbytery.
Roger holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, an M.A. in International Politics from the University of Denver, and an M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School.
He is married to Rev. Susan Quass, his partner of 31 years.
See video of Roger's Faith Journey below.
Our Pastor Emeritus
Rev Earl Harvey serves in the role of Pastor Emeritus. Rev. Earl Harvey was our founding pastor and still serves our congregation since 1959.
Rev.Roger Scott Powers
Rev. Earl Harvey