The Reverend Sunil Chandy, Rector
The Rev. Sunil Chandy came to St. Andrew’s Church in July of 2006. Prior to serving at St. Andrew’s Fr. Chandy was Vicar of Trinity Episcopal Church for five years. Immediately following seminary, Sunil served as an assistant at a cross cultural ministry at St. Paul’s and Resurrection Episcopal Church, from there he served as an Assistant priest at All Saints Hoboken where he served also as a college chaplain at Stevens Institute. After All Saints he went on to serve as Associate Rector at Christ Church Ridgewood. Fr. Chandy attended The General Theological Seminary and graduated with a M.Div. in 1995 he also has a Master’s of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers’s School of Pharmacy.
He is on various diocesan committees, serving on the Diocesan Visioning Committee, Standing Committee, Committee on Priesthood, as well as presently serving as a Deputy for General Convention. In the Mount Holly community he is a Vice president of Mount Holly Rotary and an active member of Rancocas Valley Clergy Association, serving as a past president.
Fr. Chandy and his wife, Simi recently celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary. They have three sons, Alexander, Phillip and Daniel that keep them young. Fr.Chandy’s fundamental belief rests on the knowledge that God can and is doing wonderful and great things to transform the lives of people. He revels in the creativity and joy he finds in the lives of the people he serves. He is often humbled to witness the lives of faith of his parishioners and he feels happy and privileged to serve the people of God at St. Andrew’s Church.
The Reverend Dr. David Snyder, Priest Associate
I would like to briefly introduce myself as Priest Associate here at Saint Andrew’s Mount Holly. In this role, I assist the Rector in pastoral duties in the parish. I regularly celebrate the Eucharist and preach at the 5 o’ clock Saturday mass, on alternating weeks with Fr. Chandy. I am also the World Vision representative here in the Greater New York region. I began my second “tour of duty” with World Vision on Tuesday, November 1st (I served as World Vision’s representative in New Jersey from 2005 until 2009). I am the husband of one wife for more than 38 years (Susan is a second grade special education teacher in the Bordentown public school system). We live in Burlington, NJ. At least two days a week, I travel to World Vision’s brand new offices located at 919 2nd Ave. in New York . at least two days each week. In addition to my work with World Vision and Saint Andrew’s, I serve as a member of the Stewardship Commission for the Diocese of New Jersey and on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County.
The Reverend Carl Dunn, Deacon
Deacon Carl was born and raised in South Jersey and loves his home state! After receiving his undergraduate degree from Philadelphia College of Bible, he went on to receive his Masters from Glassboro State College in Education.
He has spent almost all his professional career in sales and marketing in the Christian publishing arena, the photo marketing arena and the hobby industry. Deacon Carl has four children, Jennifer, Tara, Betsy and Jonathan and six grandchildren . His wonderful wife, Ellie, is his strongest supporter and has been with him through all of his recent journeys in the church!
After joining the Episcopal church in the fall of 2001, God began to lead him into many areas of service including the choir, Vestry, the Brotherhood of St Andrew and the opportunity of being a Lay Eucharistic Minister. He did not know that his calling to serve was just beginning!
In May of 2012, Carl was Ordained a Deacon in the Diocese of New Jersey and was assigned to St Andrews of Mt Holly, NJ.
” I believe we can be the light of Christ in this and many other communities as we follow the leading of God’s Holy Spirit putting others first and loving our neighbors as Christ loves us.”
The Reverend Joseph Sweeney, Deacon
The Reverend Dr. Frank K. Jago born in Camden, New Jersey on December 10, 1937, was the son of Frederick West and Margaret (Kincaid) Jago. Father Jago attended public school in Pennsauken, New Jersey and graduated from Merchantville High School (1956); Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut (B.A. cum laude, 1960); Philadelphia Divinity School (M.Div. cum honoribus, 1963); and Drew University (D. Min, 1989). Ordained Deacon in April 1963 in the Episcopal Diocese of NJ by the Rt. Rev. Alfred L. Banyard, Bishop of New Jersey, Father Jago was ordained Priest in November 1963 also by Bishop Banyard. Father Jago was Vicar and later Rector of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey (1963-76) and Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Mount Holly, New Jersey (1976-1997). Retiring in 1997, Father Jago was Priest-in-charge at Trinity Episcopal Church in Delran beginning in 1999 until his death. Father Jago was a member of the Hightstown Apollo #41, F. & A.M.; Mount Holly Lodge #14, F. & A.M.; and Excelsior Consistory, A.A.S.R. in West Collingswood, New Jersey. He was also Past-President of the Mount Holly Rotary Club and Past-President of the Mount Holly Historical Society. Father Jago was Chaplain of the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association, Mount Holly and Lumberton Fire Departments, Burlington County Emergency Services, and Burlington County Municipal Employees Association; Charter member and former chaplain of the Kendall Park Volunteer Fire Company; former member and Chaplain of the Kendall Park First Aid Squad; and former Chaplain of the South Brunswick and Mount Holly Police Departments; former member of the South Brunswick Jaycees and past State Chaplain of the New Jersey Jaycees, Jaycee Senator. Preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie M. McCoy (1981), Father Jago is survived by four children: Frank, Jr. (Ruth Ann) of Runnemede, N.J.; David (Kimberly) of Pennsburg, PA.; Vanessa Meredith (Joseph) of Lumberton, NJ; Jennifer Kelly (Thomas) of Susquehanna, PA. He is also survived by two grandsons, Ryan Engle of Lumberton, NJ, Andrew Jago of Runnemede, NJ and four granddaughters, Lauren and Amanda Jago of Runnemede, NJ and Sophie and Emma Jago of Pennsburg, Pa.
Contributions in Father Jago’s memory may be made to St. Andrew’s Church Memorial Fund 121 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 or Trinity Episcopal Church, 6023 US Route 130, Delran, NJ 08075 or the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.
Mrs. Kristen Carroll, Parish Administrator
Mr. Edmund Robertson, Director of Music