The Very Rev. Peter Matthews, Rector/Pastor
Peter has been married to his wife Trudi for 31 years. He has been in vocational ministry for 32 years.
After ten years of ministry in Ames, Iowa, Peter, Trudi and their children moved to Kentucky so he could attend Asbury Theological Seminary. While in school, Peter worked at the Episcopal Church of the Apostles. His time at Church of the Apostles solidified a sense of call to the Anglican tradition that he had been wrestling with since college. After graduating from seminary with a Masters of Divinity in the summer 2003, Peter and Trudi, together with a team of 15 adults, launched Saint Patrick’s Church.
Peter is also the Dean of the Kentucky Deanery of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes.
Peter and Trudi have four children: Dylan (27), Rees (23), Ainsley (18) and Shelby (16). Peter loves music (especially The Beatles), plays guitar, loves movies and books. His favorite quote is:
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. (Jim Elliot)
The Rev. Andee Marks, Associate Pastor
Andee has served in and through the church for over 30 years. She has served in both large and small churches and in parachurch organizations, as a volunteer minister and as a member of church staff. She came to Saint Patrick’s in 1997, joined the staff in 1999, was ordained to the vocational diaconate in 2013, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2020. Andee is a trained Spiritual Director and has a deep passion for helping others discover how and where God is at work in their lives and the world around them.
David and Andee have been married for 41 years. They have three adult children—all married—and nine delightful grandchildren! Andee enjoys quilting, photography, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite quote?
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. (Tagore)