Andy became Music Director at St. Andrew’s in 2022, after a 20-year tenure as choral director at Hudson (WI) High School. He holds a BA from Luther College, and a MM in Conducting and Choral Literature from Northern Arizona University. Andy also serves as Artistic Director of River City Chorale in Hudson, WI. 651.762.9123
Bill Chouinard Organist and Music Coordinator
Bill has served at St. Andrew’s since 1988 as organist and pianist, as well as a bassist on both electric and upright bass. He studied organ and church music at St. John’s University (Collegeville, MN) and the University of Minnesota. Bill has been a church musician since age 13, as organist, accompanist, arranger and a collaborative artist for concerts and recordings. He has performed on the American Public Media radio program “Pipedreams,” and has made numerous recordings on St. Andrew’s 1927 rebuilt Casavant organ. 651.762.9156
Sara Renner Contemporary Worship Director
Sara has served as Contemporary Worship Director at St. Andrew’s since 2010. She has been a professional singer, songwriter, recording artist and worship leader in the Twin Cities for 25 years. At St. Andrew’s, she leads the Gathering Band: Tonia Hughes Kendrick (Vocals), David Young (guitar), Enrique Toussaint (bass), Matt Novachis (drums) and Jared Rush (keyboard).
Kristin has served as an accompanist at St. Andrew’s since 1988, where she accompanies the church vocal choirs in addition to soloists for church services, as well as playing for musicals and other church events. Kristin holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree from University of Wisconsin – River Falls. She is employed by the White Bear Lake public schools as a speech-language pathologist.
Charles Gray Conductor, St. Andrew's Orchestra
Charles is professor of music at St. Olaf College and has been a regular viola performer with the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Wheaton College, an MM from the University of Michigan and a chamber music certificate from the Eastman School of Music.
Dianne Nash Music Department Administrative Support
Dianne has served at St. Andrew’s since 2003, and has been a member of St. Andrew’s choir for 20+ years. She also served as administrator for her husband’s engineering and specialty chemical companies. 651.762.9141
Miriam Walen Sikora Conductor, Choristers
Miriam is a retired classroom teacher, intervention specialist and literacy coach. She has been on St. Andrew’s staff for 25+ years, leading Choristers and preschool Sunday School music. Miriam initially sang with St. Andrew’s early contemporary worship band Good News at 6. Miriam has a BA from Augsburg College and a MS in elementary education from Purdue University.
Victoria SundbergConductor, Celebration Singers
Victoria Sundberg has been a music educator for 9 years, specializing in elementary-age musicians. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, and has worked in districts across North Dakota and Minnesota. In addition to teaching classroom music, Victoria has directed co-curricular elementary choirs and taught entry-level piano lessons throughout her career. She currently lives in Woodbury with her husband Leif and 3 sons Linus (2 years) Arthur (3 months) and Oliver (3 months). She has been a member of St. Andrews for 7 years, singing in the choir throughout that time.