The St. Andrews / McCready Manor
Board of Directors
St. Andrews owes its existence to the personal and financial sacrifices of many people over many years. A bequest to the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Kentucky provided the vision for what eventually became St. Andrews Retirement Community. The will of Stephen McCready specified the bequest be used “to found or enlarge or endow a nursing and retirement community,” in loving memory of his wife Isabelle Bennett McCready. First Baptist Church, First Methodist Church, and First Christian Church, all of Richmond, KY, joined First Presbyterian Church under the guidance of Dr. William R. Young, Jr., pastor of the church, in the venture. A Board of Directors comprised of three members each from our four sponsoring churches governs the St. Andrews Community.
I have been a part of the Richmond Community for over fifty years and represent First Presbyterian Church on the board. The life-long opportunities afforded seniors at St. Andrews led my husband and me to become residents here so that our two children and four grandchildren are close. Our retirements from Eastern Kentucky University have led me to passions in volunteering, working in the church, reading, meeting new people, and staying connected to family.
I am an ordained clergyman and have served 32 years as a US Army Chaplain as well as several local churches in Kentucky and Georgia. My wife, Carol, and I have two sons and four grandchildren whom we try to follow and support in their many activities. I have served on the McCready/St Andrews Board for several years and am immensely pleased to be part of this wonderful, cooperative Christian venture.
I am a native of Richmond and Madison County and spent my career working at Eastern Kentucky University, where I served as president from 2007 to 2013. My wife and I like to travel and I am an advanced amateur photographer. Serving on the St. Andrews/McCready board has been a fulfilling experience and I enjoy interacting with our residents.