Rev. Dr. Andy O’Neill


Andrew joined the ministry team at St. Paul’s in January 2012. He is especially passionate about worship and faith formation. He believes that personal faith flourishes within a supportive, inquiring and reflective community. He believes that God’s Word is experienced as both the challenge to reach out and the compassion to accept and share healing grace. His recent leadership experiences include pilot projects for supporting new ministers, co-chairing the Anglican-United Church Dialogue, and work with the Aboriginal Concerns and Relations Working Group of Maritime Conference.

Andrew grew up in Dartmouth, NS, studied economics at King’s College (Dalhousie) in Halifax, attended seminary at Emmanuel College (University of Toronto), and completed a Masters in Theology and a PhD at New College (University of Edinburgh).

His most recent publication is a chapter for Returning to Tillich: theology and legacy in transition (deGruyter, 2017). Previous publications include a chapter for Three Ways of Grace: drawing closer to the Trinity (UCPH, 2010) and his book Tillich: a guide for the perplexed (Bloomsbury, 2007). Andrew also teaches as sessional faculty for Atlantic School of Theology, offering courses in theology, ethics, worship, and pastoral leadership.

Andrew’s wife, Jenny, and two children, Jonathan and Margaret, are the source of his greatest joy. He also enjoys singing, cycling, cross country skiing, and pretending to be a carpenter.