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Fr. Rick Andrus
Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church; Together Baton Rouge

Father Richard "Rick" Andrus, SVD is the pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, La. He Is a member of the Society of the Divine Word, a world-wide missionary order.  Currently, he also serves on the Together Baton Rouge Executive Committee.

Fr. Andrus received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Divine Word College  Seminary in Epworth, Iowa in 1977.  Continuing his education, he attended Catholic Theological Union in Chicago where he earned a Master’s of Divinity Degree specializing in Mission and Black Catholic Studies in 1984. Ordained in 1983, he is originally from Toledo, Ohio.
Fr. Andrus has served as a pastor for over 33 years in City of Chicago’s South Side, North City in St. Louis and currently in the Eden Park community where St. Paul the Apostle is located in Baton Rouge.
Fr. Rick Andrus
Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church; Together Baton Rouge

Father Richard "Rick" Andrus is the pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, La. He also serves on the Together Baton Rouge Executive Committee.

Fr. Andrus studied Black Catholic Studies at Catholic Theological Union and at Divine Word College & Seminary.

He is originally from Toledo, Ohio.

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