The Rev. Canon Andrew Dietsche
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Andrew Dietsche serves the Diocese of New York already as Canon for Pastoral Care. He is married to Margaret Mahoney Dietsche and they have two grown daughters. He has been ordained for twenty-four years, divided between fourteen years of parish ministry and his service to this diocese for ten, beginning in the first days after the attack on the World Trade Center.
Andy’s pastoral work has taken him over and over into every parish in our diocese, and he has worshipped on Sunday morning in all but two. Working with clergy and vestries in so many of our churches, his commitment is always to good clerical and congregational health. The gifts and passions he brings to that work flow directly from his experience in parish ministry.
The biggest piece of Andy’s years in parish work were spent turning around a mid-sized, largely working-class church which had fallen into critical decline, and returning it to vibrancy and health. He knows well the frustrations and challenges which face the leadership of every congregation, as well as the incomparable rewards that are the fruit of a life lived faithfully among the people of God. It is that experience and that knowledge which he has brought to a decade of service to the parish clergy and churches of our diocese. Holding a particular conviction that the parish is the essential institution of the Christian life, his respect for the diversity of ways and places in which ministry happens has instilled in him a life-long admiration and affection for all, lay and ordained, who have answered the call to give their lives to the service of the gospel. That passion has informed his ministry of pastoral care and equipped him for the leadership of the church.