The Rev. Andrew Rutledge’s love and passion for serving God’s people in communities of faith helps him see the living God in others, and therefore motivates him to share the Good News of Christ alive in the world around us. As a lifelong Episcopalian, he loves the Church deeply, and credits his multiple years of youth involvement in the church (especially serving as a camp counselor during summers in college) as the greatest contributing factor towards his call to ministry.
Before going to seminary, Andrew worked as registered nurse for 10 years. After working as a bedside labor and delivery nurse in Santa Monica, CA, he transitioned to nursing leadership and eventually worked as a manager of a recovery room at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, D.C.. It was during these years of serving others when he discerned a call to ordained ministry, beginning his theological education at Virginia Theological Seminary in 2016 (sponsored by the Diocese of Washington). His studies focused on expanding his interests in pastoral care, adult education/formation, social justice concerns, and preaching as embodiment. In May 2018, Andrew will obtain a Master of Divinity. His previous degree is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University.
Andrew’s husband, Greg, is a priest in The Episcopal Church, currently serving as the vicar of Grace New Lenox. They have been together for over 11 years and are the proud owners of two very adorable cats. When they aren’t busy performing clerical duties, Andrew and Greg (self-proclaimed “foodies”) enjoy date nights trying out new restaurants, seeing the latest Oscar-buzz movies, and traveling to anywhere with a warm/tropical climate. Other activities that bring much joy to Andrew’s life are taking adult gymnastics classes, spending time with nature in the form of running, going on long walks getting familiar with new cities, and hosting family and friends at their home.
As a true lover of people with a passion for serving God and community, Andrew couldn’t be more proud, excited, and humbled to serve at All Saints’ for his first call in ordained ministry.