St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church welcomed Dr. Ernie Hess as pastor on November 1, 2015. Ernie and his wife Carol come to St. Andrew’s from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Atlanta Georgia where he was pastor for nine years. Carol was on the faculty of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. They have three adult children, Nathan, Marie and Paul, and a big fluffy dog named Jesse.
Pastor Ernie and Dr. Carol are both graduates of Stanford University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Ernie is an avid guitar player, singer and songwriter.
Ernie and Carol are excited to be moving back to the Bay Area where Carol grew up and still has family. Her mother lives in Stockton, and their daughter Marie and her husband Mitch live nearby in Ripon.