Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
734 663.0518  |

Meet Our Clergy


The Rev. Alan Gibson, Rector

The Rev. Alan Gibson, arrived at St. Andrew's in January 2008. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1991 following the completion of his seminary studies at Yale University, Berkeley Divinity School where he earned his Master of Divinity Degree. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Arts Administration from Northwestern University. His love of music adds a powerful dimension to his ministry. Fr. Alan serves on the board of trustees at Canterbury House at the University of Michigan.

Contact Fr. Alan at or 663-0518 ext. 201

The Rev. Sally Webster, Priest Associate

Sally Webster, originally from Atlanta, lived and worked in London, England for thirty years. She was a teacher and administrator at The American School in London. Sally studied for the ministry on The Southwark Ordination Course, a program which allowed her to work full-time and study for ordination. She was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1994, the first year in which the Church of England ordained women. Sally served on the clergy team of her home parish of St. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill in North London until she retired in 2001. She moved from London to Michigan, searched for a church, found St. Andrew's, and eventually joined the staff.

Contact Rev. Sally at or 663-0518 ext. 203

The Rev. Charles Witke, Priest Associate

Charles Witke retired in 2001 from the University of Michigan, where he had been a professor of Greek and Latin since 1971. He has served parishes in the Diocese of Michigan in various capacities since 1989. His interests include theology, liturgy, and contemporary social issues, and has published widely on classical and medieval literature and thought. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, where he continues his research on Christian Latin poetry at the Vatican Library, and he has served Anglican parishes in Venice and Rome.

Contact Fr. Charles at or 663-0518 ext. 203

The Rev. Robert Bickley, Priest Assisting

The Rev. Robert Bickley has served parishes in New York and Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1950 with a B.A. in political science and history, attended Harvard Divinity School, and graduated from Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Mass in 1954. In 1980 he received an MSW from Wayne State University in Detroit. While working full time at a mental health agency in Detroit, he served the Church as interim Priest at various parishes in metro Detroit before retiring in 1995. Bob is a widower with three married children and six grandsons.

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The Rev. Walter LaBatt, Priest Assisting

Walt lives in Dexter with his wife Judy, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Seabury Western Theological Seminary. He has served parishes in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, and Florida.

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The Rev. Lew Towler, Priest Assisting

Fr. Towler who has already retired twice is happily back in service assisting at St. Andrew's, a Church he first entered in 1946 while a Freshman at the University of Michigan, following three years in the U.S. Navy Sea Bees. In addition to the Diocese of Michigan, he has served in New York City and Rhode Island.

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