Clergy and Staff

BJ Owens2The Rev. Bernard J. Owens, Rector: BJ Owens has served as the rector of St. Andrew’s since October 2010. BJ attended UNC-Chapel Hill and Yale Divinity School, and in the time between worked in film production in New York City. He has served as a Chaplain Resident at UNC Hospitals and as an Associate Rector at St. Paul’s in Cary. He keeps a parish blog at, . His wife Jo Nygard Owens is the Associate Pastor of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church and they have two children.  BJ can be reached at 275-1651, x2 or at




Debbie DowdDebbie Dowd, Pastoral Associate:  Debbie has served as Pastoral Associate at St. Andrew’s since May 2004.  She began attending St. Andrew’s in 1990.  Debbie is a graduate of Guilford College and completed her graduate work at Ohio State University.  With her clinical training and background in counseling, she works closely with the clergy in helping meet pastoral care needs within the parish family including personal/family concerns, grief and loss, depression, life transitions, and issues that impact their faith and spirituality.  In her secular work, Debbie has a part-time private practice, and is employed with GCS working primarily in crisis intervention with high school students who have mental, emotional, or behavioral challenges.  Debbie can be reached at (336) 601-7201 or


Ann DoyleAnn Doyle, Minister of Music  St. Andrew’s is fortunate and blessed to have Ann Doyle join us as Minister of Music. Ann is the Founder and Artistic Director for the Greensboro Youth Chorus. For 24 years, GYC choirs have participated in local, regional and international choral events including music conventions, camps and vocal method presentations.  Ann is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with post graduate work at Memphis State University. Ann’s responsibilities include directing the choir, playing the organ for our main worship service, and planning and growing a music program for children and older youth.  If you enjoy to sing and have ever thought about singing in a choir, you will find Ann a wonderful and inspirational director under whom you can learn and grow as a singer.   We always welcome new singers to our choir (no auditions required). Ann can be reached at (336) 275-1651 or .

BrooksThe Rev. Brooks Johnson  Deacon  Brooks was born and raised on Long Island, New York where he first served the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island as their Director of Youth Ministry for five years beginning in 1999. Youth ministry work brought him to NC where he served St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston Salem for three years prior to entering Divinity School at Wake Forest University. It was during his middle year that he did his first unit of CPE or Clinical Pastoral Education in 2007 and fell in love with the role of a chaplain. As a result following a yearlong residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and then achieving his degree in Anglican Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, he began to pursue his call to chaplaincy.  Currently he is a clinical chaplain at High Point Regional Health. From his deep-seated commitment to koinonia, Brooks continually strives for ways to support all staff, build bridges between the hospital and local community,  in addition to his patient and family care. He holds dear the various opportunities he has had throughout his career to teach and coach various athletic teams. Brooks and his spouse Catherine have two children, live in Greensboro and are honored to be a part of the St. Andrew’s faith community.  Brooks can be reached at .

Felicia ColeFelicia Cole, St. Andrew’s Children and Youth Coordinator.  Felicia has served as St. Andrew’s Children and Youth Coordinator since the Spring of 2017.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina- Greensboro with a BA in Peace & Conflict Studies.  Before joining the community of St. Andrew’s, Felicia was a member of two different AmeriCorps programs (AmeriCorps-Partnership to End Homelessness and AmeriCorps VISTA).  She has also had experience working with high schoolers through her time as a YoungLife leader at Western Guilford High School for five years.  She loves discovering new cultures and places, during her time at UNCG she served on teams that visited Peru, Israel, and Palestine. Felicia has always had a passion for representing vulnerable populations and working with youth.  When she’s not sharing time with the incredible families and children of St. Andrew’s, you can probably find Felicia studying current events or bonding with her cat.  Felicia can be reached at or 336-653-7636.

Kimberly Rathbfront face greenurn, Parish Administrator. Kimberly Ann Rathburn started at St. Andrew’s in April 2014 as the Parish Administrator. Since that time she has added an additional responsibility as Business Manager for St. Andrew’s. Throughout her life, she has served churches and missionary communities domestically and overseas. When she is not at St. Andrew’s, Kimberly is also a Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a growing practice. She is the mother of three amazing daughters and with their two dogs they love to get off their electronics and go camping. Kimberly can be reached at 336-275-1651 ext. 1 or at

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