Paulist Fr. Rich Andre is associate pastor of St. Austin Church in Austin, TX.
He previously served as associate pastor at St. John XXIII University Parish at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
Fr. Rich is a native of the Pittsburgh area and a 1992 graduate of Baldwin High School. He earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in optics from the University of Rochester.
He worked for seven years in the semiconductor and telescope industries before entering our seminary.
He was ordained a priest on May 19, 2012, at our mother church, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, in New York City.