What We Believe:
We are a congregation that is:
Youth Elder Connor Couvillion
Class of 2020 – Sue Benge, Mary Lou Burke, Mark
Couvillion, Joe Dye, and Jan Laird
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.
Music Leader - Bryce Louviere
Bryce Louviere is one of the music leaders for the St. Andrew choir. He majored in Music Education, Worship Leadership, and Vocal Performance in college. Bryce is a classically trained singer and an improvisational pianist - playing in weddings, funerals, special events, etc. He is also the owner and head voice & piano instructor of Play-by-Ear Studio. Teaching voice and piano is a great passion of his. Bryce has also been involved with musical direction in collegiate and local musical theater productions.
Music Leader - Kate Colby
Kate Colby, a Lake Charles native, is a lifelong musician who has been involved in music ministry for the past eight years. She got her start as a cantor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church at the age of fourteen.
She is active in local theatre, her most notable role being Mary Lennox in McNeese Theatre's production of "The Secret Garden: The Musical." She is also a private vocal coach, once affiliated with Southwest Louisiana Music School. Kate will graduate from McNeese State University with a degree in Music Education in May 2020.