Support Staff

Rita Thompson

Director - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Rick Young

Website Administrator / Technical Support

Rick has been with St. Andrew's since 2007 and uses his talents for technical support of parish equipment. He comes from a broadcast engineering background and worked in Washington, DC as a television station electronic maintenance supervisor. Originally from Indianapolis, he served in the US Air Force fixing teletype machines and went on to obtain a degree in Radio-TV-Film production from Indiana State University. He and his wife Sharon moved to Sierra Vista after living in Maryland for twenty years. His daughter lives in Scotland and his son resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

He also enjoys troubleshooting electronic devices and is the "voice" on our phone greeting system. He is a licensed amateur radio operator with the call sign K7RIX

Ron Rivera

Life Teen Band Director

This talented guy currently leads the adult group that provides the music for the lively Life Teen Mass, Sunday evenings at 5. This Mass, designed for the youth, also has a dedicated following of adults.

Over the 30 plus years that Ron has been a member of St. Andrews, Ron has been actively involved in our music ministry. For a long time, he was with the Folk Mass group.

For many years, music was his career. He plays 15 instruments, including a great trumpet. Ron taught band and choir at all levels in the Sierra Vista school system.

Ron came to us from Tucson, where he was born, raised and graduated from the U of A. He enjoys wrestling and other sports and participates with local band and singing groups. And, he proudly says, his five kids are also musically inclined.