Our Pastor
Reverend Matt Steinhauer - Interim Pastor

Pastor Matt Steinhauer is a second career pastor, having spent 20 years in insurance sales and management before going on staff at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, TN, as Director of Christian Education and Family Life from 2004 through 2010

In 2007, Pastor Matt started the Candidacy Process for ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. He served as half-time Vicar of Faith Lutheran in Lebanon, TN, from January 2008, through December 2010, when he was called as pastor to that congregation and ordained in January of 2011. He served there until his retirement in February, 2022.

From February 2020 through January 2022, Pastor Matt served in a part-time capacity as Assistant to the Bishop, Director of Advocacy for the ELCA Southeastern Synod.

Pastor Matt received a Certification in Youth and Family Ministry from Wartburg Seminary in 2004, in addition to his TEEM Certification. In addition to youth and family ministry he has significant experience in Long Term Disaster Recovery, and has been trained as a Spiritual Director. He and his spouse, Leann, have three adult children, and five grandchildren, and live in Hendersonville, TN. His passions and interests include sailing, playing the guitar, singing, and songwriting. He has composed a Bluegrass setting to the liturgy for Holy Communion.

Director of Family Ministries
Haley Rhoads

Originally from Dubuque, IA, Haley attended college in the Quad Cities studying Communications and Marketing but what brought her to loving ministry was her work as a Youth Ministry Intern and Camp Manager - a camp close by in Tennessee. After college, she continued full-time work in ministry as a Youth Director in a large ELCA congregation in the Quad Cities.

Seeking to be closer to friends, Haley moved to the Midtown/Nashville area at the end of May with her puppy, Finley! Initially working remotely in marketing, Haley found her heart still hoped to find a ministry role and congregation to become home. This calling brought her to our community of Saint Andrew and her role as our new Director of Family Ministries.

When not working you can find her trying out different coffee shops in the area, reading books, or connecting with friends -- all with Finley in tow. 

Director of Music
Dr. Brian Russell

Dr. Brian Russell received his undergraduate degree in music education from MTSU and his Masters and Doctorate in conducting from Eastman School of Music.  Dr. Russell is highly acclaimed clinician, conductor, and adjudicator throughout the southeast and midwest. 

Brian is well known to St. Andrew having previously served as our music director and he looks forward to once again serving with Dr. Darryl Miller, our choristers, instrumentalists, and Pastors Pauline and Eric. “I am excited to return to Saint Andrew, a church I love and know well,” says Dr. Russell.  “I am eager to work again with Pastors Eric and Pauline, Darryl, and all the fine people at Saint Andrew.  I look forward to building on the expertise shared by my amazing colleagues Marsha Scheusner and Susan Kelly and can’t wait to sing and play with the choirs.  Together we will continue to build something beautiful, collaborative, and pleasing to God.”

We are excited that Brian is returning to share his musical talent and expertise, love of music as an integral part of worship, and his beautiful voice with our congregation.

Dr. Darryl Miller

As an accompanist, conductor and concert organist, has performed in some of the most famous churches and halls in the world, including Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. In the summer of 2013, Darryl performed solo concerts at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, and was the first American to perform an organ concert at the Cathedral of Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais in Soissons, France.

Directly responsible for negotiating the acquisition of the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, Darryl Miller has served St. Andrew's Organist for nearly 20 years.

He was educated at Cedarville College, the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Scarritt College, and Grand Canyon University. In addition to his earned bachelor and master's degrees, he was awarded an honorary degree in 1988 from Wessex Theological College in Wessex, England, for his “attainments in music and his contributions to the church.”

In his spare time, Darryl teaches part-time at Columbia State Community College, enjoys photography, and treasures spending time with his daughter, Annie, son-in-law, Luke, and the best grandchildren in the world, Noah and Willow.

Facilities Manager
Joe York