The Reverend Alexander H. Webb II ("Sandy")
The Reverend Sandy Webb has served Church of the Holy Communion since August 2013. In his time, the church has increased its involvement in outreach, newcomer and young adult ministries and undertook a more than $8 million capital campaign to upgrade its offices, education wing and recreational facilities.
As rector, Sandy is a permanent trustee of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, and he has made a priority of strengthening the relationship between the church and the school.
Before coming to Holy Communion, Sandy was associate to the rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia. He was the founding chaplain to the Roanoke City Fire-EMS Department and as a community representative on the institutional review board at Carilion Clinic and Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A “cradle Episcopalian” from Massachusetts, Sandy always intended to serve the Episcopal Church as a career. Before seminary, he worked in the executive office of the General Convention at the denomination's national headquarters in New York. He advised several policy-making committees, helped plan a reorganization of the Presiding Bishop’s staff and coordinated worship services for as many as 8,000 people.
Sandy earned his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He completed his seminary studies at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He was ordained at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York in 2010.
His work has been published in the Journal of Episcopal Church Canon Law; his letters and essays have appeared in The Living Church, Christian Century, The Commercial Appeal and The Anglican Digest.
He met his wife, Jessica, in Memphis.