The Reverend Alexander H. Webb II ("Sandy")
The Reverend Sandy Webb came to Church of the Holy Communion in August 2013, first as priest-in-charge and then as the parish’s sixth rector. Under his leadership, Holy Communion has turned its eyes outward, making significant investments in its outreach, newcomer and young adult ministries. An ardent Christian educator, Sandy has lectured at Holy Communion on topics ranging from biblical studies and theology to political philosophy, from church history and governance to Christian ethics. As rector, Sandy is a permanent trustee of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, and he has made a priority of strengthening the historic relationship between Holy Communion and St. Mary’s.
Immediately before coming to Holy Communion, Sandy served as associate to the rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia, where he directed worship and outreach ministries in a large, downtown parish. As an extension of his work at St. John’s, Sandy served as 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 has always wanted to make a career out of serving the Episcopal Church. Before going to seminary, he worked in the executive office of the General Convention at the Episcopal Church’s national headquarters in New York City. During that time, Sandy advised several of the Episcopal Church’s policy-making committees, helped plan a reorganization of the Presiding Bishop’s staff and coordinated worship services for as many as 8,000 people. He continues to plan and direct General Convention worship services at the invitation of the presiding bishop.
Sandy is an honors graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. Sandy’s scholarly 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 Memphis Commercial Appeal and The Anglican Digest. He was ordained at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City in 2010. A lifelong learner, Sandy endeavors to acquire one new skill each year; in recent years, these have included jogging, horseback riding and baking bread.
Sandy always looks forward to spending time with his extended family at their summer home on Chebeague Island, Maine.