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Biography of Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews
Fr. Rick graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with a BS in Business Administration and Marketing (1988). He graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary (Boston, MA) with a Masters of Divinity (1994). He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University (Twin Cities, MN).
He is married to Presbytera Jane (Donovan) and has a son, Theodore. Fr. Rick was ordained to the diaconate in 1994 and the priesthood in 1995 by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago.
He has been serving as the pastor of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in St. Paul, Minnesota since May of 1999. He is also a volunteer chaplain with the St. Paul Police Department (since 2005), the chaplain of the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry of MN, the presiding priest of the Greek Orthodox Spiritual Court of MN, an instructor and the administrator of the Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association (MEOCCA) Cooperative Catechism program, and on staff at the annual Orthodox Summer Youth and Family Camps in Minnesota.
Fr. Rick has previously volunteered as Treasurer and President of (MEOCCA), chaplain for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) campus ministry at the University of Minnesota, lecturer and discussion leader for Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Young Adult Conferences, and as adjunct instructor at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.
Fr. Rick previously served Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, Illinois (1994-1997) and Kimissis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Racine, Wisconsin (1997-1999). During those years, he occasionally served at the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Kenosha, Wisconsin, participated at the Metropolis Fanari Camp, and was a member of the Racine Clergy Association and the Orthodox Clergy Syndesmos of Wisconsin.