The Rev. Marshall Huey is the 19th Rector of Old St. Andrews Parish Church. Marshall became the Rector effective October 1, 2006, and was formally installed by the Bishops of South Carolina at a festival eucharist Sunday night, November 5. Marshall previously served as the Assistant Rector of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour on John’s Island, near Kiawah and Seabrook. Marshall is a graduate of Duke University and Vanderbilt Law School, and was an attorney for 15 years before entering seminary in 1998 at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Marshall has two sons, Gordon and James. Marshall serves on the Board of Trustees for Sewanee and the Board of Trustees for the Diocese of SC. He also is the Bishop’s Representative to Cursillo and is a member of the Board of the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. He is committed to deepening our Christian walk at Old St. Andrew’s through worship, Christian education and discipleship programs. Email Marshall
The Rev. Ed Davis has been assigned by the Bishop to Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church as Deacon beginning November 2009. Edward Braxton Davis, III, was born on January 6, 1938, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to Edward Braxton Davis, Jr., and Edith Browder Davis. His parents moved to Portsmouth, Virginia, after World War II, and he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School there. He then went to the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where he received his B.A. in History in 1960. Ed was awarded a National Defense Education Act Graduate Fellowship in Foreign Affairs for a three-year study at the University of Virginia. He completed his Ph.D. in 1970. After two years active duty in the U. S. Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia, he began his academic career as Instructor and later Assistant Professor of History at VMI. In 1971, he moved to Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, as Assistant Professor of Political Science and then moved to the Citadel as Assistant Professor of Political Science in 1974. He retired after 30 years of service as Colonel and Professor of Political Science. He is a member of several honor societies and has authored or co-authored book chapters, journal articles, book reviews, and professional conference papers. Ed was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve until 1991 and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the U.S. Central Command. After retirement, Ed was ordained as a Deacon on September 10, 2005, and assigned to the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul. He is a Boy Scout Chaplain (and serves as summer camp chaplain at Camp Ho-Non-Wah), is Chaplain to the Canterbury House, and Chaplain in the Charleston Port and Seafarers’ Society. He is married to Sheila McClarren Davis, Ph.D. She was on the faculty of Charleston Southern University as Professor of History and Political Science until she retired in 2004 after 28 years of service. They have two boys: John Edward Davis, Esq., and his family of Arlington, Virginia, and James Andrew Davis and his wife of Jakarta, Indonesia.
The Rev. Dr. Lee Hershon was assigned to Old St Andrew's Church, as Deacon, May 1, 2012. Previously, he was a Deacon at Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. Lee was ordained a Deacon on September 11, 2009. He is a graduate of Rutgers College, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Lee maintains a private practice in the specialty of orthodontics in North Charleston and Mt. Pleasant. He is also the dental director of the free dental clinic in Charleston as his outreach ministry outside the walls of the church.
Lee is married to Nina Haskins Hershon, of Macon, Georgia and they have three adult children; Lawrence, Marissa, and Danielle. The family home is on Wapoo Creek and they all have pluff mud between their toes!
Lee enjoys sharing through Christian education, with an emphasis on our Hebrew roots and the connection between Old and New Testaments.
Originally from Asheville, NC, Dr. Ricky David Duckett, Organist/Pianist currently serves as Director of Music for Old St. Andrew's Parish Church. He holds the Bachelor of Music, Master of Church Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. During his doctoral study, he studied with concert pianist Ivan Davis, one of only four "official" protégés of the legendary Vladamir Horowitz, student of Serge Rachmaninoff. During his distinguished career as a church musician, Ricky has served several large churches in South Carolina, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Alabama. His fine talent as both a pianist and organist has landed him vast orchestral keyboard experiences with the San Antonio and Charleston Symphony Orchestras under the batons of the last Maestro David Stahl, Stuart Malina and several guest conductors, including JoAnn Falleta, hailed by the New York Times as being "one of the foremost conductors today." Having previously lived in Charleston, Ricky performed solo and accompanying recitals each summer during the famed Spoleto Festival, USA. He has studied private organ improvisation with Dr. John Walker at the Riverside Church in New York City. Later, he also studied privately with Maestro Robert Hebble, former assistant of the legendary Virgil Fox, later himself assuming the role as resident organist at the renowned Riverside Church. Because of his passion for sharing chamber music, Ricky has founded several chamber music series, including Chamber Music at University in San Antonio and Sundays at Seven in Montgomery. Email Ricky
Jeanne Gerhardt is the Bookkeeper here at Old St. Andrews. She and her husband are members of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul where she serves on the vestry. Email Jeanne
Fiona Sanderson is the Parish Administrator at Old St. Andrew's. Fiona has worked for the past seven years in the non-profit sector. She is married to the Reverend M. Dow Sanderson who is the rector of The Church of the Holy Communion, Charleston. Email Fiona
Brad Nettles Jr. is our Director of Youth Ministry. He and his family joined Old St. Andrew's when he was in elementary school. He graduated from West Ashley High School and went on to graduate from Anderson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. While at Anderson he was a summer intern at Christ St. Paul's Parish and following his graduation he was the Youth Apprentice for a year at St. John's Parish on John's Island. He was married to his wife, Amanda VanValkenburg Nettles, in 2011 at Old St. Andrew's. They have one young son named Bradley. He also works part time for the Charleston Riverdogs on their grounds crew. He enjoys watching and attending sporting events, hanging out with family and friends, and singing in the choir. Email Brad