About Our Staff

The Reverend Vincent G. “Chip” Seadale
Father Chip has been at St. Andrew’s Church since December 2009, when he returned to his native north from Florida, where he had served two parishes within five years. He was graduated from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, ordained deacon in the Diocese of Connecticut in 2004, and began his ordained ministry as Associate Rector for Youth and Young Families at the 6,000-member Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.In 2007, at the request of the Bishop of Florida, Father Chip became rector of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Jacksonville, and served there until he was called to St. Andrew’s. A graduate of Colgate University and the University of Connecticut School of Law, Father Chip was an attorney for sixteen years in private practice in Connecticut, concentrating in business law, before he discerned and confirmed his call to the ordained priesthood. He and his wife Colleen, a licensed marriage and family therapist, have three children: Caitlin, who lives in Connecticut, and Bridget and James, who attend college in Florida.  
The Rev. Cynthia P. Hubbard, Priest Associate 
Cynthia is a native of Massachusetts, having been born in Wilbraham, the home of Friendly ice cream! Maybe that’s why I’m such a huge ice cream fan! We moved to St. Louis when I was 10. The one consistent in my life, and through all the progressive moves as I got older, was Chappaquiddick, which my parents discovered on their honeymoon in 1941. I graduated from Smith’s College in 1973 and received my Masters of Sacred Theology from McGill University, after two years at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. I was ordained in 1979, I think with the first 100 women to be ordained. Much of my ministry has been in transition work, having served as an interim in many parishes, and then working with Bishop Bud Cederholm as the Canon for Transition Ministry and Clergy Deployment (Diocese of MA) for six years. I retired from full-time ministry in 2016, but I have already flunked retirement twice! I helped out at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven when their priest died, and then Father Chip graciously scooped me up to help out here at Saint Andrews. I continue to do congregational development work including leading retreats and working with parishes. I am a trained spiritual director, as well.  In my free time I enjoy anything having to do with exercise or outdoor activities–winter and summer— and I love spending time with our three grandchildren. My husband, Ted, and I also enjoy travel, although having been stranded for three months in New Zealand and with the pandemic raging around the world, I look forward to spending some time at home!  Cynthia May 2020 
Charles Rus
Parish Musician
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Charles received degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and, as a Fulbright Scholar, the Folkwang Hochschule für Musik in Essen, Germany.  He is a published composer of liturgical music and has worked with organ builders and played with symphony orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony. He spent most of his career in San Francisco, and he now lives on Martha’s Vineyard as the über-happy parish musician at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown.
Heather Anne Slayton
Office Administrator
Heather Anne has been an active member of St. Andrew’s Church since 1996, serving in various ministries over the years including the Hospitality Committee, The Flower Guild, The Woman’s Guild, and Christian Education, and her greatest interest lies in Outreach, both Island and afar. In 2008 she formed a small but determined group to offer help to Islanders in need of food, fuel and housing during the economic crisis. Most recently, in addition to her administrative responsibilities, she has been busy re-organizing the church Nursery, a valuable service offered to all members and visitors alike during Sunday worship.  She graduated high school from Stoneleigh Burnham’s School for Girls in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and attended college at Castleton State College in Vermont and the University of Salamanca in Spain. As a girl, she spent summers in Katama with her family. She returned to the Island permanently in 1996 and is dedicated to raising her active two boys, Jack and Wilson. To anyone who asks, she is quick to say, “I love our life here and I love my job.” I wake up in the morning and look forward to the day – I try to remind myself and my boys every day how lucky we are to live in this community and have this church behind us and beside us, every step of the way, through good times and not-so-good times!”       

Laura Noonan: Nursery Director

Jaclynn Claire Trapp (Jackie Deitz):  Acolyte 
A bit about myself…. I have always been a member here at St. Andrew’s and became an acolyte when I was ten years old. After leaving the Island my junior year I attended the Riverview School on the Cape and while there I had an exciting internship at the Cape Cod Hospital working in the Sterile Processing Center. I also held various jobs at the Riverview Cafe on Route 6A but enjoyed working on the line in their kitchen the best.  I returned home to complete my education at the MVRHS and receive my diploma. Recently I volunteered at the MV Hospital working in their kitchen until the pandemic closed it down to student volunteers. I hope to eventually go back to a position there. 


Michael Balay: Our Treasurer

Dear friends in faith,


Many of you remember well our trusty Treasurer, Wesley Brown, who for so many years (12!) ably and conscientiously handled the financial affairs for our church. His tenure ensured that we would be on firm footing for years to come, provided we stayed on task.


So when Wesley retired as Treasurer about a year ago, Warden and Vestry member Mardi Moran offered to take up the Treasurer role. She said she’d do it for a year, and we have been blessed to have her committed and devoted work in that office during that time.


Thanks to her, we continue on a true course, and we are so thankful to Mardi for her willingness to step up when we needed someone to do that.


At our recent (August) Vestry meeting, we appointed a new Treasurer to succeed Mardi, Michael Balay, who will serve until our next Annual Meeting (January 30, 2022), when he would be eligible for election to a full, one-year term.


Michael, too, is experienced and very capable and we are delighted and most thankful for his willingness to serve us all.


Michael will be working with Mathew Tombers, another Vestry member, to help with the day-to-day load of keeping our bills paid and overseeing our accounts.


Please let Mardi, Michael and Mathew know how much you appreciate them when you get a chance here at church!


Blessings and joy,