Academy for Life & Faith

2018 Series of classes sure to stimulate thought, discussion and action.

The Adult Education Committee is pleased to present this month's selection of the Saint Andrew Adult Education Series. The series brings classes ranging from environmental topics, to social issues, to scriptural and theological studies. Each series is led by speakers who are experts in their field and have a passion to share with us as we continue the challenge to 'seek God, create community, and practice justice.'

We would like to extend a big thank you to the members of the 2019 Adult Education Committee:
Marcia Manter, chair, Mark Dugan, Julie Broski, Brian Cline, Chuck Pickrel, Mark Harmon, & Denise Dugan.


February 17
The Search Process: Senior Pastor

Rev. Bill Rose-Heimwith Rev. Bill Rose-Heim
9:30 am, Friends Hall

Hear what to expect during our transition and search for a new Senior Pastor.

Rev. Rose-Heim is the Regional Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City and has served in ministry for thirty-five years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has served in emergency services as a first responder and planner and held office in city government. 


February 24
Ecology and Feminism

Mary Silwancewith Mary Silwance
9:30 am, Friends Hall

Mary Silwance, a former English teacher, is an environmental educator, feminist, poet, blogger (, and activist. On February 24. she will facilitate a discussion on the intersection of feminism and ecology. How and why does environmental degradation disproportionally impact women? Rooted in the belief that addressing our environmental and human desecration is spiritual work, Mary seeks a lifestyle aligned with justice, and she investigates personal and communal complicity with unjust systems through her blog.

Mary had been the Farm to School Coordinator for DeLaSalle high school and the Program Director for Green Works in Kansas City, and she is currently the Green Stewards Crew Leader for Bridging The Gap. She also gardens, writes award-winning poetry, tries to parent her three daughters with mind and heart, and speaks on environmental issues to whoever will listen.


March 3
Meet & Greet our Interim Pastor!

Rev. Rene JensenRev. René Jensen
Friends Hall, 9:30-10:30

If you haven’t had the chance to meet René, here’s your opportunity! Grab a cup of coffee and join us in Friends Hall during our Adult Ed time to introduce yourself and chat with our new Interim Pastor.