The Rev. Andrew Kryzak

Curate

203.869.6600, x17 | akryzak@christchurchgreenwich.org

The Rev. Andrew Astwood Kryzak joined the staff of Christ Church Greenwich in July 2018, following two years in the parish as seminarian intern. As curate, he serves as clergy liaison to the music department, outreach committee, new member ministry, and Altar Guild; he organizes the liturgies of the parish and oversees all liturgical ministers; he teaches confirmation class and the Sunday-evening Bible study; and he is chaplain to the choir.

More generally, he shares in the cure of souls of Christ Church, which work he undertakes through preaching, teaching, pastoral guidance, and the administration of the sacraments of the church. He is passionate about the intellectual and liturgical heritage of Anglicanism and the development of Christian character as the heart of a healthy and sustainable life in the modern world.

Andrew trained for the ministry at Yale Divinity School, earning the Master of Divinity and a diploma in Anglican studies from Berkeley Divinity School. Raised in the Episcopal Church, he is in the eleventh generation of his family in the New World to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer. A native New Yorker, he grew up in Dutchess County, prepared at Hotchkiss and was educated at Duke and Columbia. Prior to divinity school, he worked for the New-York Historical Society and for the law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. At the same time, between 2006 and 2016, he served three parish churches successively as organist and director of music.

His academic and personal interests include Western history; sacred music; Classical and Gothic architecture; detective fiction; railroads; and the city of New York. He is an avid and longtime tennis player and enjoys reading, writing, and long walks. A selection of his preaching and writing may be found here.

Andrew is joined at Christ Church by his wife, Hannah Peckham, who is completing coursework for the PhD in American history at Notre Dame and divides her time between Greenwich and South Bend.