Andrew grew up in Panama City, FL where he was first introduced to youth ministry and LIFETEEN during his senior year of high school. As a result of being called to serve as temporary youth minister at his home parish in the summer of 2006, he has had a passion for leading teenagers closer to Christ. Andrew has led various youth ministries throughout the state of Florida in both staff and volunteer positions during that time. He was the Director of Religious Education for 3 years at the Cathedral Parish in St Augustine, FL where his greatest goal was to bring families together in worship and understanding of their Catholic faith.
Andrew, his wife Sara and their four young children (Jack 8, Max 6, Ben 4 and Grace 1.5 years) moved to Gainesville in July of 2020 and quickly fell in love with Queen of Peace parish. The dynamic environment was evident to them immediately, perceiving this community to be authentic, generous, and intentional in the ways they follow Jesus.