Senior Associate Rector for Program
The Rev. Dr. Andrew K. Barnett is the Senior Associate Rector for Program. Hailing from Minnesota, he attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, Yale University’s Environment and Divinity Schools, and Luther Seminary, where he earned a D. Min. in congregational mission and leadership. Andy led Washington National Cathedral’s strategic priority to broaden their liturgical music, expanding the beauty of Anglican tradition while honoring the power of what has come before. He is a trustee of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
As founding director of the Theodicy Jazz Collective, he has performed broadly across the United States and England, including a commissioned jazz mass (with William Cleary) for Canterbury Cathedral, and a choral suite of freedom songs, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Doris Duke Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.
In his environmental work, he researched and wrote for the Presidential Climate Action Project – a menu of policy options that was presented to President Obama and informed that administration’s climate action. He also built an Environmental Justice curriculum for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and served on the presiding bishop’s delegation to the UN climate summits in France, Morocco, and Germany.
As a teacher, Andy is passionate about local and global partnerships, aiming to love God, love our neighbors, and change the world. Beyond work, he loves running, dogs, tennis, cooking, and rooting for the Minnesota Twins.