The Rev. Sanford A. Key - Senior Associate Rector

The Rev. Sanford (Sandy) Key retired as a Police Officer from the Charleston Police Department in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 90s to pursue a lifelong calling in ministry. He and his wife Laura moved to Sewanee, Tennessee, where he studied for his Master of Divinity at the School of Theology, University of the South. Sandy has served as a priest in several churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and New York before his call brought him to Connecticut.

Sandy and Laura have two sons; Brighton, a junior at Rochester Institute of Technology and Christopher, a junior at Greenwich High School.

Fr. Sandy is currently serving two parishes in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut: St. Barnabas, Greenwich, and St. John’s, Stamford. He will split his time equally between these two parishes, generally alternating Sundays and holding office hours at St. John’s on Tuesdays and Thursdays. His focus at St. John’s will be centered on pastoral care and faith formation.

Fr. Sandy has previously served the communities in which he lived in a variety of ways, including volunteering as a New York State Fire Chaplain, Rye Police Chaplain and as Volunteer Fire Chaplain in Somers and Rye, NY. He hopes to establish a similar relationship with the Stamford Emergency Services in the very near future.

Fr. Sandy has a heart for mission and is involved in the Dominican Republic and Haiti; for over 20 years he’s lead mission teams and continues to serve on an advisory board with the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic.



’97 Graduate of The School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, with a Master of Divinity

‘90 Graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, with a B.A. in History

Former church experience:

Associate Rector at Christ’s Church, Rye, NY

Rector at Saint Luke’s Somers, NY

College Chaplain at Bruton Parish Church, and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Curate at The Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, SC

Chaplain to The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Deacon at Christ Church, Charlotte, NC


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University of the South Publications, Sewanee, TN, 2000; Co-Creator and Author