The Rev. Andrew A. Kryzak - Priest-in-Charge
The Rev. Andrew Astwood Kryzak serves as priest-in-charge of St. John’s Church. As priest-in-charge, he is devoted to building up the body of Christ and to the cure of souls of the parish, which he undertakes through preaching, teaching, pastoral guidance, and the administration of the sacraments of the church. He is passionate about the intellectual, liturgical, and musical heritage of Anglicanism and the development of Christian character as the heart of a healthy and sustainable life in the modern world.Prior to his arrival in Stamford early in 2022, Andrew served the parishes of Christ Church, Georgetown, in Washington, D.C., and Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, as associate rector.
Andrew trained for the ministry at Yale Divinity School, earning the Master of Divinity and a diploma in Anglican studies from Berkeley Divinity School. Raised in the Episcopal Church, he grew up in Dutchess County, New York, and was educated at Hotchkiss, Duke, and Columbia. Prior to divinity school, he worked for the New-York Historical Society and for the law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell.His academic and personal interests include Western history; sacred music; Classical and Gothic architecture; detective fiction; railroads; and the city of New York. He is an avid and longtime pianist, organist, and tennis player and enjoys reading, writing, and long walks. He and his wife, Hannah, live in Stamford. A selection of his preaching and writing can be found on his website: andrewkryzak.com.