OLD ST. ANDREW'S PARISH CHURCH

2604 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414

(843) 766-1541  office@oldstandrews.org

STAFF

BRAD NETTLES JR., DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY

Brad Nettles Jr. 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 and high school sweetheart, Amanda VanValkenburg Nettles, in 2011 at Old St. Andrew's. They have a son named Bradley and a daughter named Annie Margaret. He enjoys playing with his children, watching and attending sporting events, and hanging out with family and friends..

DAVID ACRES, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

David Acres came to America in the Fall of 2013 after meeting his wife in the Summer of 2012 at Wells Cathedral in England. David started his musical career as a boy chorister in Exeter Cathedral in Devon, England. He trained under Lionel Dakers and Robin Gritton in voice and choral directing in his late teens and early twenties, and went on to found and run several choral ensembles, including the critically acclaimed chamber choir Counterpoint www.counterpoint-uk.com.

Over the years David has sung with many choral ensembles and has performed in France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Northern Ireland, Norway and Italy. He has recorded Early Music and Baroque CDs for Hyperion, Decca, Herald, ASV, Nimbus and Priory and he currently co-runs and directs the Charleston-based choir, The King's Counterpoint. More information can be found on The King's Counterpoint's website,  www.thekingscounterpoint.com.

In addition to being a member of the Staff at Old St. Andrew's, David and his wife Judith are members of this wonderful parish, and have the added joy of working together at the church:  Judith is the Assistant to the Music Director, and leads the Old St. Andrew's Handbell Choirs, is the parish Webmaster, and is a section leader with the Parish Choir.  

ANNE SHAUL, DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

AMY AUSTEN, PARISH ADMINISTRATOR

JEANNE GERHARDT, BOOKKEEPER

Jeanne Gerhardt is the Bookkeeper here at Old St. Andrew's. She and her husband are members of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul.

WALTER REID STANLEY SR., SEXTON

Walter Reid Stanley, Sr. was called to work as the Sexton of OSA in 2014. He has been a member of OSA since 1992. He grew up in Charlotte, NC where he learned electrical skills from his father and graduated from the same high school a few years ahead of Stephanie Mann Reed. His major at E. Tennessee State University was Business Management and he received a Master's degree in counselling from S. Carolina State University. In 1969, he got his first teaching job in Berkeley County, SC. Never one to stop learning, last year he completed the HVAC Certification Program at Trident Technical College and is state certified by the NC State Board of Refrigeration. He is retired from the US Army as a Master Sergeant and received the US Meritorious Service Medal. He is also retired from SC state service, including 20 years as a teacher and Supervisor of the operation of the electrical systems of MUSC and 5 hospitals. (It drove him crazy!) Professional Certification includes a Masters + 30 hours in Mathematics, Psychology, Economics, Marketing, Principal high School, and Advance Guidance. He was District Governor of the Lions Club International - Melvin Jones Fellow and is listed in the National Cathedral War Memorial Chapel's National Role of Honor. He married Candace Brace in 2011 and has been blessed with 4 sons, 2 stepdaughters, and 9 grandchildren. He feels very honored to be trusted with the upkeep of Old St. Andrew's grounds and buildings which have been an integral part of the history of our nation. He loves to share little known facts such as that OSA was built 26 years before George Washington was born!

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