Our Interim Pastors
Rev. Dr. Ronald S. Bonner, Sr. - Senior Interim Pastor

Prior to St. Andrew, Pastor Bonner served as Associate Pastor for Community Engagement, Diversity and Justice, and Small Group ministries for Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Midtown Atlanta, GA. He served as pastor of Lutheran Church of the Atonement, Atlanta, GA, Assistant to the Bishop of the Southeastern Synod, as Director of Evangelical Mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and also served in the capacity of Manager for Multicultural Resources for Augsburg Fortress Publishers in Minneapolis, MN. His first call to professional ordained ministry was to United Church of Christ as the Assistant to the President for Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity.

Pastor Bonner has written two books, No Bigotry Allowed: Losing the Spirit of Fear, Towards the Conversation about Race, and The Seat.

You can find a list of Pastor Bonner's blog posts under the WetalkWelisten banner from the Lutheran School of Theology Chicago, located in Chicago, IL.

He holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Chandler School of Religion Emory University, Atlanta GA. A Master’s Certificate in Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School. A certificate in Executive Presence from the Warton School of Business. He is also holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Chicago Theological Seminary and from the University of Illinois-Chicago a Bachelors of Arts Degree. He is also a Fellow from the National Religious Leadership Program Graduate Theological Union, San Francisco, CA and Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut

He is married to the Rev. Dr. Rosetta Ross and is the father of two sons Ronald S. Bonner II and Daniel H. Bonner, Sr., and the grandfather of five.

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
Sandy Vollmer

Bio Coming Soon!

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. “I am excited to return to Saint Andrew, a church I love and know well,” says Dr. Russell. Together we will continue to build something beautiful, collaborative, and pleasing to God.”

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

Organist
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