Meet Reverend Beverly

Interim Pastor
 
Rev. Beverly Friedlander Ostrowski (she/her) joined the staff at St. Andrew in October 2021 from the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta where she has served as an interim ministry specialist and a hospice chaplain.
 
As an adaptive leader who enjoys the challenges that come with change, Rev Bev served seven churches in transition and hundreds of families as a healthcare chaplain.
 
Her commitment to social righteousness led her to serve on the board of Presbyterians for a Better Georgia, a political advocacy group supporting policies that improve healthcare and housing support for Georgians. Her spiritual gifts include teaching. She was named the 2015 Healthcare Provider of the Year by the Gwinnett County (GA) Chamber of Commerce in part for her work to educate the community about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 
 
Before ordination, Beverly worked for Cox Cable Communications and in the film/tv industry.
 
She lives in Purcellville with her wife, and enjoys regular visits with her family and friends, UGA football, Atlanta United soccer, vegetable and flower gardening, ebikes, genealogy, and discussing/reading anything religion & politics, space or science. Her newest curiosities are about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and the meaning of an incarnate God in a virtual world.
 
Rev Bev will serve as the Interim Pastor while St Andrew works to call and commission a permanent Pastor. She can be reached via the church office (540-338-4332) or via email at Beverly.Friedlander<at>standrew-pres.org.