The Very Reverend Corinna “Cori” Olson, Rector
Rev. Cori has been the rector of St. Andrew’s since May 10, 2020. Though she spent 13 years shepherding a church in Kendall, a suburb of Miami, she has a long history in Palm Beach County. Her family moved to Boynton Beach in 1973 and she graduated from Atlantic High School in 1976. Later she studied at Palm Beach Junior College, now Palm Beach College, and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. After working in retail for several years, she joined the finance department of Office Depot. In 2001, Rev. Cori moved to New York, New York to study at The General Theological Seminary where she earned her Masters of Divinity (MDiv) in 2004.
Rev. Cori came to St. Andrew’s because she wanted to be a part of a congregation that loved God and their neighbor, honored their history and traditions, embraced the arts, and fought for justice! She has kept our relationship going with the Lake Worth Interfaith Network (LWIN) and is especially delighted with their 28-Days of Anti-Racism each February. She is on the Executive Board of People Engaged in Active Community Efforts (PEACE) where we work with others for justice.
Elected as Dean of the South Palm Beach Deanery, she serves on the Executive Board of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. She also serves on the Missions Board, and works to eliminate racism working to create The Beloved Community.
She loves the arts programs here and can usually be found at the door greeting folks as they come to concert events. As she says, you are welcome! We are so glad you came!
The Reverend Sonley Joseph, Priest
Father Sonley Joseph was born in Haiti. He studied at the State University of Haiti, (Law and International Relationships), Episcopal University of Haiti (Religious Sciences), Virginia Theological Seminary (Systematic Theology). He became a priest in 2010; was the priest in charge of St Martin’s Church and School(2012-2015), Port au Prince, Holy Cross Church and School, Leogane (2015-2020). He speaks Creole, French and English, is passionate of Writing, he wrote Guide of Stylistics, ABC of Predication and the Art of Academic Writings. Father Sonley lives in Lake Worth with his wife and two children.
The Reverend Bob Sullivan, Deacon
Deacon Bob was born and raised right here in Lake Worth Beach. He has been married for 55 years to his high school sweetheart, Linda, and they have three children. Bob works in the family business, Sullivan Electric & Pump, where he is the company’s Vice President. Growing up he attended several different churches before he found and fell in love with the Episcopal Church. Bob was an active layman for many years before he received the call to ordained ministry. After five years of additional schooling, Bob was ordained a Deacon in 2006. Before coming to St. Andrew’s, he was the Deacon at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach. Deacon Bob feels blessed to be part of the ministry here at St. Andrew’s where he hopes to help people get to know our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, better.
The Reverend April Alford-Harkey, Deacon
The Rev. April Alford-Harkey serves as a deacon at St. Andrew’s. She is also a chaplain at Bethesda East Hospital. April earned her Master’s of Divinity at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge Massachusetts. She and her wife Marie live in Palm Beach Gardens and are owned by three cats and April’s service dog Sandy.
The Rt. Rev Peter Eaton, Bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Florida
The Right Reverend Peter Eaton was consecrated on May 9, 2015, to be the bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Southeast Florida and seated as the fourth Bishop Diocesan of Southeast Florida on January 30, 2016. Previously, he served as Dean of Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver, from 2002 to 2015. Bishop Eaton is an experienced parish pastor, teacher, and community leader who has also served in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as in England and France.