A Warm Welcome to our new Rector

The Wardens and Vestry of St. Andrew’s are pleased to announce that The Reverend Timothy Johnson has accepted the call to serve as the eighth Rector of St. Andrew’s Church. His first Sunday with us will be September 17.

The Rev. Timothy Johnson comes to St. Andrew’s from Charles County, Maryland, where he currently serves as the rector of two parishes – Christ Church (La Plata) and Christ Church (Wayside). Prior to accepting a call to the Christ Churches, he served as chaplain and religion teacher at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland. Before entering the priesthood, Tim was a public school teacher for 12 years in Virginia, where he taught at the elementary and secondary levels.

Tim describes himself as having the heart of a teacher, and he brings his love of teaching to his priestly ministry. Through preaching, Christian education, and mentoring, he strives to help others grow in their knowledge of God and to be shaped and formed by that knowledge. He has a commitment to evangelism and outreach, and Tim also brings with him a passion for nurturing a spirit of joy within the life of the church. He believes that joy is both contagious and necessary to building up our parish communities.

Tim is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia, and he grew up in the surrounding area just outside the city, spending summers on his father’s farm. He attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he studied philosophy, religion, and business administration. Following college, he attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, where he earned a Master of Divinity. He also holds a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University. Tim and his fiancé are excited about joining the St. Andrew’s Church community and moving to College Park in the near future.

During this time of transition, we are most thankful for The Rev. Kristen Tossel Pitts and all of our staff, who are taking such good care of us as we await the arrival of our next rector .

Information about a welcome reception and the formal Installation by the Bishop will be announced as plans are finalized.