Rev. Shariya Molegoda, Rector
The Rev. Shariya Molegoda joined St. Andrew's as rector in November, 2016 after serving as rector of Grace Church Church in Jefferson, Missouri for nine years. Prior to that she served in a variety of positions in Massachusetts: interim rector at St. James’s church in Cambridge, priest-in-charge at
Church of St. Mary of the Harbor in Provincetown, associate rector at Christ Church, Harvard Square in Cambridge, assistant to the rector at St. Anne’s in the Fields in Lincoln, and pastoral associate at Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. She received a Master of Divinity degree from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 1993, and spent her first five years after graduation as a sister and novice at the Society of St. Margaret in Roxbury, MA, a convent now located in Duxbury.
The Rev. Molegoda grew up in Sri Lanka, the large island country off the southeast coast of India, once known as Ceylon. Many of her family members live there, and she returns to visit every year.
Her early years in the United States were spent in Georgia. Shariya graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur in 1981 and did graduate work in forestry at the University of Georgia in Athens. She has a masters degree in environmental science from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.
Anita Spear– Preschool Director
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Anita attended The Community College of Rhode Island plus the University of Rhode Island and Providence College. She holds an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education along with a minor in Psychology. Anita taught at Brown University preschool for many years. In addition, she has directed several daycare centers in Connecticut and welcomes the warm and inviting atmosphere here at St. Andrew's preschool and church.
In her spare time Anita enjoys boating with her husband Nate, two beautiful daughters Nadine and Jackie, along with their yellow Labrador Rosco.
Mary Merkle-Scotland – Youth Formation Minister
Shelby Auletta – Director of Children Christian Formation
Jane Marin - Bookkeeper
Senior Warden - Gary Naegel
Junior Warden - Matt Valentine
Treasurer - Kristen Garnett
Clerk of the Vestry - Louise Beecher
Members through 2023
- Chris Abbott
- Lauren Dodington
- David Mikus
- Nicholas Valentine (youth representative)
Members through 2024
- Laura Downes
- Robert O'Conner
- Susan Wines
Members through 2025
- Jessica Baycroft
- Jeff Colburn
- Cathy Golden