Clergy & Staff

The Rev. Lynn D. Orville

The Rev. Lynn D. Orville, in addition to serving as rector of St. Andrew’s, is the Dean of the Deacons' School, a joint venture of the three dioceses in Virginia.  She is a gifted teacher with a longstanding passion for Christian formation and for vocational formation for deacons and priests.


A graduate of Bellevue University and Virginia Theological Seminary, Lynn was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1998. Lynn served as canon pastor at St. Paul's Cathedral in Erie, Pennsylvania, as well as rector and priest-in-charge in small rural churches in Nebraska, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Since 2010, alongside her formation work, she served as a supply priest for 14 parishes in Maine. Prior to ordination, Lynn worked in support of families and adult offenders in the juvenile court system in Nebraska.


Lynn and her husband, Doug, have a daughter who is an avid organic farmer.  Lynn enjoys quilting, reading, needlework and swimming.  She and her husband share their home with three dogs, Sophie, Ten-Ten, and Daisy.


After February 5, 2017, the Rev. Orville can be reached via email at

rector[at] or via telephone at (401) 635-2452.

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Parish Administrator:    Alicia Rodriguez


Alicia can be reached at office[at]

Music Director & Organist:  Karin Larsen

Karin is the Music Director and Organist for St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea. Karin moved to Rhode Island in October 2012 when her husband, Erik, began his position as the new rector of St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown. Prior to that, they resided in Connecticut where Karin was a Special Education teaching assistant in Granby, clarinet and saxophone instructor at the Ethel Walker School, and the organist/music  director of Christ Church in Avon. They have 2 grown sons; Ben is a professional cellist in New York City and Greg is a Biological Field Technician, currently working in Trinidad.


Karin can be reached at music[at]