The Rev’d Sanford (Sandy) Key retired as a Police Officer from Charleston Police Department in Charleston, South Carolina to pursue a life in the ministry. He and his wife Laura moved to Sewanee, Tennessee where he studied for his Masters of Divinity at the School of Theology, University of the South; In 1997, Laura and Sandy’s first son was born while in his senior year. In 2001, Laura and Sandy’s second son was born while Sandy was serving as the Episcopal Chaplain to the Citadel. Sandy has served several churches throughout the south before receiving a call to come to Saint Luke’s to be our 22nd Rector.
Fr. Sandy serves our community in a variety of ways including volunteering as a New York State Fire Chaplain, and is the town of Somers Volunteer Fire Chaplain. Sandy Serves on several boards in our community and region, the newest being the new program, At Home in Somers.
Fr. Sandy has a heart for outreach and has been involved in the Dominican Republic for many years; leading mission teams and serving on an advisory board with the Episcopal Diocese there. In July 2011, Sandy and 14 other members of our congregation (including 11 high school youth) will head to the Dominican Republic for our churches first ever mission trip to the region.
At A Glance:
Education: ‘97Graduate of the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN with a Masters of Divinity; ‘90 Graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC with a BA-History.
Former church experience:
College Chaplain at Bruton Parish Church, and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Curate at The Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, SC
Chaplain to The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SCDeacon at Christ Church, Charlotte, NC
Long Term Intern at Saint Stephen’s, Charleston, SC
Publications: Disciples of Christ in Community 16-20 University of the South Publications, Sewanee, TN, 2000; Co-Creator and Author