• Wes Simmons

    senior pastor

    Wes is the Senior Pastor of St. Andrews, having previously served as the RUF Campus Minister at Auburn University, the RUF Campus Minister at Carson-Newman University in East Tennessee, and as a Pastor on the staff of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of Carson-Newman University and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is married to his best friend Nancy, and they have two daughters, Emily and Kate. Wes loves seeing people come to faith in Jesus, and follow Him in their lives, vocations, marriages and families. 

  • Bill Douglas

    Associate pastor

    Bill Douglas along with his wife Brooke moved to Columbus in January of 1984 to start the church that became St. Andrews. Bill graduated from Auburn University and Covenant Theological Seminary, served as Youth Minister and Assistant Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Macon, GA before coming to Columbus. Their three daughters are grown and married, leaving Bill and Brooke to feed and fund the care of 2 large, unrepentant cats and a moderately loyal dog.

  • bess kendrick-holmes

    Children's ministry director

    Bess has lived in Columbus since 2001 and has been attending St. Andrews since her first Sunday in town. Before moving here, she and her husband, Dimon, lived in six cities, including two in Germany while Dimon was in the Army. They have four children: Cary, Robert, Will, and Joe. She grew up in Dyersburg, TN, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned her teaching credentials from UGA. Bess loves teaching and working with the children of St. Andrews!

  • Juli pope & mitch jaeger

    youth ministries

    Currently, our youth program is led by our leadership team, Juli Pope and Mitch Jaeger. Juli and her husband, Dale, have a huge passion for the youth of our church and are longstanding youth volunteers. Juli oversees all of the planning and orchestrating of youth events, retreats, and studies. Mitch, who spent five years on staff with Campus Crusade, will be overseeing the teaching on Sunday nights, as well as some Sunday mornings. 


    nursery coordinator

    Heather O'Shields is a native of Columbus, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1997. Her husband Matt is also from Columbus and they have been married since February of 2000. Shortly after getting married, Heather and Matt started attending St. Andrews. They have been members of St. Andrews since 2001. Heather and Matt have two children Olivia (13), Hurst (10), and one very ill behaved dog Georgia (3).

  • billy whitley

    ministry director

    Billy and his wife Janet, were married in 1977 and moved to Columbus in 1986. They have three grown children and five granddaughters. They have been members of St. Andrews since 2001.  Billy is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and worked in the in the group health insurance industry for 35 years. In 2014 they were determined to move north into Harris county, and eventually ended up 2 blocks from the church...in the same neighborhood from which they planned to leave!

  • Juli Pope

    Office administrator

    Juli grew up in Columbus Ga. She went to college at Liberty University in Virginia, graduating with a BA in Childhood/Adolescent Psychology. After college she met her wonderful husband Dale and they moved to Columbus in 2012. They have 2 boys, Finch and Smith. Juli also works at Sunday Best Quiltworks, a quilt store in Ellerslie.

  • Amy Jaeger

    Office Administrator

    Amy  grew up attending St Andrews and returned in 2014 when she moved back to Columbus with her husband, Mitch. She and her husband have 3 boys, Levi, Lucas and Lawson. Amy graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Public Administration and served on staff with Campus Crusade prior to moving to Columbus. In addition to student ministry, Amy & her husband have a huge heart for the Adoption & Foster Care ministry here at St. Andrews and in the community.