The Rev. Andrew Cooley, Class of 1985, has been called as Interim Rector, St. James Episcopal Church, Florence, Italy.
Cooley has been serving the Interim Ministry Network since 2011, with calls at St. Paul’s, Walla Walla, WA; Grace and St. Stephen’s, Colorado Springs, CO; St. Mary Magdalene, Boulder, CO; St. Luke’s, Fort Collins, CO; and Christ Episcopal Church, Aspen, CO. He previously served as Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Durango, CO from 1995-2011, and before that as Vicar at St. Nicholas, Littleton, CO and St. Patrick’s, Pagosa Springs, CO. He was Regional Missioner from SW Colorado from 2005-2011 and a member of the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese from 1997-2003 and 2011-2013.
He has been elected six times as a deputy from Colorado to General Convention. From 2009-2012 he was a member of the Liturgical Resources Task Group to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music where he worked on the development of liturgy for same-sex blessings. From 2000-2006 he was a member of the House of Deputies Standing Committee on the State of the Church.