The Reverend Andrew J. Archie is in the midst of serving his sixteenth year as the Rector of The Church of St. Michael and St. George. Prior to moving to Missouri, he served for twelve years as rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Purcellville, Virginia. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Episcopal Seminary. He also serves on the faculty of Leadership In Ministry.
The Rev. Blake Sawicky came to The Church of St. Michael and St. George from Providence, Rhode Island, where he was appointed the Episcopal Campus Minister to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, a ministry undertaken in partnership with the Diocese of Rhode Island and St. Stephen’s Church. Before moving to Providence, Blake served as curate at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado (2011-2013),where he was ordained priest; while there he also served as a member of the Colorado State Medical Board. He went to seminary at Yale University (2008-2011), during which time he served various pastoral internships including the V.A. hospital in Durham, North Carolina, Christ Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and Clare College Chapel in Cambridge (United Kingdom).
Before discerning a call to the priesthood, Blake’s undergraduate and graduate training was in the archaeology of the ancient Eastern Mediterranean world, first at Wheaton College in Illinois where he received his B.A. (2002-2006), and then at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, where in 2007 he received his M.A. first class with distinction. He has been involved with several field projects on land and underwater in Italy, Cyprus, and Israel. As a priest he continues to be enthralled with the richness of this subject, and is convinced that history can have a strong, positive influence on religious imagination.
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Blake is a dyed-in-the-wool Packers fan, and attributes his unlikely survival in Bears, Broncos, and then Patriots territory to a minor act of divine intervention. He also enjoys fly fishing, hiking, music, art, and local history. Blake is a chaplain for the Royal School of Church Music summer course in Newport, Rhode Island, the same course which CSMSG musicians and choristers attended last year and will again in 2015. He posts his sermons online at www.frbsawicky.org.
The Rev. Peter Speropulos comes to us after a year as Curate at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Auburndale, Florida. He returns to St. Louis having taken a Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary. Peter is married to Jess and they have two daughters, Lucy Pearl and Sylvie Rose.