Support Staff

Rita Thompson

Director - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
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Robert Benton

Website Administrator / Technical Support


Robert has been with St. Andrew's since 2001 and uses his talents for technical support of parish. He comes from a Cyber Security background and worked in Government Contracting in the local area and in Maryland. He and his wife Samantha moved to Sierra Vista after living in Virginia while in the Navy. He is also active in the local Knights of Columbus Council and assists in various Parish Ministries.

Ron Rivera

Life Teen Band Director
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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.