About Us


Sunday Services:
8am - Holy Eucharist I
10am - Holy Eucharist II
Wednesday Service:
5:15pm - Evening Prayer

Our Mission Statement:
We are a diverse and welcoming family in Christ, united in the worship of God. We are striving as an Episcopal parish to follow the example of Jesus, loving one another and reaching out to our community in service.

Would you like to know more about St. Andrew's history?

Rector: Father Blaine Hammond


Fr. Blaine Hammond was born in Nebraska, but except for a few years in Manhattan, grew up here and there around Washington State. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, and eventually earned a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Washington. In the meantime, he married Elizabeth Forbes – to whom he is still married – and began a family of three children, now grown.

Following graduation, he attended the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, intending to be a United Methodist minister, but in the course of that education he decided God was calling him to the Episcopal Church. He earned his M.Div. at Iliff, and several years later earned a Certificate in Anglican Studies at CDSP (Church Divinity School of the Pacific) in Berkeley, CA.

Fr. Hammond was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of Colorado in June of 1988, and to the priesthood in January of 1989, by the Rt. Rev. William Frey.

Fr. Blaine worked at St. Irenaeus Church (which has since disbanded) in Lyons, Colorado, and at Christ’s Church in Castle Rock, Colorado, before he and Elizabeth moved to the Bay Area in 1991 so Elizabeth could pursue doctoral work in clinical psychology. They moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 1994 while Elizabeth did her internship.

Fr. Hammond became the vicar of St. Peter’s Church in Seaview, Washington in 1996, and served there until 2008. In 2009, he became the rector of St. Andrew’s in Ben Lomond, California, where he continues to serve.

Fr. Blaine was a member of the World Peace and Global Affairs committee of the Colorado Council of Churches; he was a founding member of the Colorado Coalition on Religion and the Environment; he was a member of the Ecumenical Commission of the Diocese of Colorado; he was the founder and chair of the Peace and Justice Committee of the Diocese of Colorado; he was a Convenor of the Willapa Hills region of the Diocese of Olympia; he was a mentor for the Total Ministry program in the Diocese of Olympia; he is currently on the Canterbury Board in the Diocese of El Camino Real and is a Member of the Higher Education Board and a Member of the Board of the United Campus Christian Ministry.

While at St. Peter’s in Seaview, he served on a steering committee in a successful attempt to bring a Boys and Girls Club to the Long Beach Peninsula there; he was also twice president of the Ecumenical Ministry on the Peninsula and president of Simon’s Net, a Youth Ministry, as well as serving with a group which worked on preventing youth suicides.

Fr. Hammond continues to be interested in literature and music, in social justice and environmental issues. He thinks of his ministry as one in which Christ’s radical welcome to all is symbolized and lived out.

Check out Father Blaine's blog: Blogging in the Redwoods

2016 Vestry Members

Senior Warden: Ray Wentz
Junior Warden: Janet Butler
Jennifer Kennedy
Teresa Ruff
Barbara Banke
Fr. Blaine Hammond