What We Believe:
We are a congregation that is:
Class of 2023 - Jennifer Couvillion, Ginger Keenan,
Eva LeBlanc, Eveline Manka, Amy Stark
2023 - Eva LeBlanc
2023 - Melinda Sharp
Committees Serving the Mission of the Church
Pastor - Nanette Cagney
Nanette Cagney was born in Norfolk, Virginia, into a career military family. Her father was in the Navy, so she lived in several states growing up including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Hawaii, Virginia and South Carolina. She attended College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina, and transferred her junior year to Loyola University, New Orleans. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work and worked primarily in psychiatric social work. Nanette worked with emotionally disturbed adolescents through Catholic Charities in New Orleans, and in the VA psychiatric hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi. She also worked for the welfare department in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Wanting to further her education, she attended Tulane law school and graduated in 1982. She worked in the oil industry and then had a small law firm in Lafayette, Louisiana, before moving to Lake Charles in 1991 to work in the federal court.
Nanette was first licensed to preach in another denomination in 1982. She began doing pulpit supply in the PCUSA in 2001. She was ordained as a Ruling Elder in 2006. After 3 years of study, Nanette became a commissioned ruling elder through Dubuque Theological Seminary. Nanette served unofficially as the pastor of St. Andrew since June, 2006.
Although an attorney trained in the law, Nanette believes in God’s abundant grace. She believes that one of the best experiences for anyone is the realization of the place and power of grace in each life.
Church Secretary – Anita Duhon
Anita Duhon has been the secretary of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church for over 20 years, through thick and thin, the glue that keeps us all together. Her favorite part of working with church is the warmth and caring of the congregation of St. Andrew.
Thomas Sexton Logan has been living in the Lake Charles area since 2012 when he began pursuing a degree in music from McNeese State University. After graduating from McNeese he has worked as a color guard director, woodwind specialist, and assistant color guard instructor. His vision for the church choir is to continue to serve the church and Christ with the universal language of music and to help grow the congregation‘s love of music.
Cynthia Robertson MSW