Lay Leadership


Board of Directors

Perry Hand, president, has been with St. Andrew since its founding. He is Chairman of the Board for Volkert, a global civil engineering firm. Previously Perry served as Alabama’s Highway Director from 1991-1993, Alabama’s Secretary of State from 1989 to 1991, and was elected to two terms in the Alabama Senate. You’ll find him most Sundays in the choir, not far from his wife Joan.

Paul A. Barefield, vice-president, is a native of Mobile. After 40 years of university teaching in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Louisiana, he moved to Fort Morgan in 2003 to a house that he and Catherine bought in 1968. In addition to his university teaching, Dr. Barefield worked extensively as a consultant in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Paul and Catherine have three children and one grandson. Paul enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, and singing.

Lynn Struthers, secretary, served in the Navy as a construction engineer.  Just as he and Barbara saw the world on active service, now they travel the world in retirement. 

Mike Vaughn, treasurer, served as a CPA in Tennessee before moving to Gulf Shores with his wife Kathy.  They are "living the dream," which for them means giving back through the Christian Service Center and St. Andrew by the Sea.  Among their other joys is the arrival of grandchildren.  

John Boller manages Gulf Shores Realty and is involved in local service organizations.  He and his wife Lynne are also busy with a son at home and other kids stretching from Tennessee to Taiwan.

Susan Coyne has chaired St. Andrew's Fellowship Committee for many years, overseeing such annual events as our birthday party, Thanksgiving dinner, and soup/ chili/ dessert cookoff.

Andy Haynes and his wife Patti recently retired from Tommy Bahama clothing, but retirement is merely a word, for they have trained as Stephen Ministers, and Andy coordinates the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival. 

Susanna Lax, a retired teacher, enjoys photography, art, reading, and the Share the Beach program.  She and her husband Orren have a son and a daughter, as well as three grandsons and three granddaughters. Susanna has chaired the Church Council and served on the Fellowship Committee. Currently she serves on the Music, Nurture, and Outreach Committees as well as taking part in the St. Andrew Women.  Susanna loves St. Andrew's diversity and warmth.  

Sue Vosloh, Church Council chairperson, gained a special appreciation for military families during her husband David’s Naval service. Together they support many good works in Foley. Sue’s heart is with spiritual growth, such as the Women's Community Bible Study.  

ex officio
Alice Villadsen, Church Council chairperson


Committee chairpersons

Herb Malone, Trustees
Bob Davidson, Finance
John Boller, Stewardship
Robert and Suzanne Monk, Outreach
Bessie Malone, Member-Staff-Congregational Relations
Mollie Harris and Janis Weaver, New Membership and Welcome
Bebe Gauntt, Nurture
Betty McCullough, Christian Education
Sandy Schuchardt, Worship
Anne Saunders, Music
Susan Coyne, Fellowship
David Vosloh, Nominating
Kim Gyuricsko, Public Relations

2017-2019 Church Officiary

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