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. Andrew obtained a Master of Divinity in 2019 and his previous degree is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University.
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.