Staff

Hilton Head Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 5pm; Friday 8:30am-4pm
Bluffton Ministry Center:  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday:  9am-noon
General Church email:  standrewbythesea@gmail.com
Bluffton Campus staff email:  blufftonworship@gmail.com

Ministers… all the people of the church!

Yongueso2Senior Pastor:
Neil M. Yongue Jr. 

Neil Yongue was born in 1954 in Big Spring, TX,  while his father was serving in the Air Force.  In 1957, the family relocated to Surfside Beach, SC, where they lived until 1970 when Neil’s father took a position in Charleston. While Neil was in high school, he attended church at Charleston’s Midland Park UMC. Former St. Andrew Pastor Doug Bowling was his minister and Marlene Bowling was one of his Sunday School teachers. It was at Midland Park that he also met Imogene, noticing her while the two were participating in a choir. Neil attended the College of Charleston and graduated from the University of South Carolina (now Coastal Carolina). He received his divinity degree at Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary in Columbia in 1985. His previous appointments include Folly Beach UMC near Charleston, Union Grove UMC near Anderson, Cokesbury & Hodges outside of Greenwood, Edgefield UMC, Trinity UMC in Blythewood, and at St. Paul UMC in Spartanburg.

Neil brings many gifts to St. Andrew and invites anyone interested in getting to know him and more about St. Andrew to visit with him after worship services in his office in the Administrative Building, or call and set up a time to get together.  He would welcome it!


Bluffton Campus Pastor:
Daniel S. Burbage

Rev. Daniel Burbage was born in Beaufort, S.C., and spent his early childhood in Sheldon, S.C., here in Beaufort County.  He attended Wofford College and graduated in 2000 with a degree in religion and after graduation worked as a youth minister/parish administrator as well as the christian education director at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Columbia, SC.    Read more…

New Associate Pastor: Rev. Frank Lybrand

Rev. Frank Lybrand, “retired” in June 2019 as Senior Pastor of Carteret Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort.
In September 2019, he joined St. Andrew as an Associate Pastor, assisting in worship three Sundays each month and works two other days weekly providing congregational care and other support functions of the church.
Rev. Lybrand has spent more than 35 years serving churches in the South Carolina Annual Conference and is a wonderful addition to our staff at St. Andrew By-The-Sea.  He may be reached via email at FrankLhhiumc@gmail.com

Rev. Dr. Julius S. Scott Jr., Pastor Emeritus, passed away on Aug. 1, 2019

St. Andrew Professional & Program Staff

Other staff not pictured:

  • Wayne Altman, Bluffton Band Leader
  • Larry Moneypenny, Liturgist
  • Arcelia Harmison, Bluffton Nursery
  • Keila Alba-Rangel: Bluffton Nursery
  • Maxine Todd: Bluffton Nursery