Father Andrews elected Paulist president

The Paulist Fathers have announced that Father Eric Andrews, CSP, former pastor of Blessed John XXIII Catholic Center on the University of Tennessee campus, has been elected the next president of the New York–based priest community.

The Paulists are a Society of Apostolic Life and elect a president who serves a four-year term. The Paulists serve in parishes across the country and around the world.

Father Andrews, who will take office in May 2014, was at Blessed John XXIII from 2000-2009, first serving as an associate pastor and then as pastor.

In 2009 he was selected to become the third president of Paulist Productions in the organization’s 50-year history. Paulist Productions, based in Los Angeles, creates films and television programs.

Blessed John XXIII is planning a dinner party reception welcoming president-elect Father Andrews back to the university in January.

Father Andrews said he is thankful for all the well-wishes and is asking for prayers and support and also for his brother Paulists.