Andrew serves as a campus intern with Damascus Road, a Tucson-based church plant dedicated to serving the University of Arizona.
He is excited to be a part of the Missions Door family, and to explore the possible future in missions God has planned for him. As an Intern, Andrew will continue to contribute his creative gifts to both the worship and outreach teams at Damascus Road, planning and executing outreach events directed toward reaching the broader campus community. Furthermore, Andrew will receive training in how to plan and coordinate Sunday services, teach groups both large and small, and provide specific addiction intervention to those within the community who desire it.
Andrew was raised in a Christian home, and made his faith his own in middle school. Since then, his relationship with Jesus has progressed steadily, growing significantly in college, but not before facing significant challenges. During his first year at the University of Arizona, Andrew was struck by the profound sense of loneliness that often accompanies students when they make similar transitions. He felt isolated and alone. Nevertheless, God carried Andrew through that time, and through the tenacious pursuit of several members of the Damascus Road community, connected him with a loving and uplifting community in which to flourish. Andrew is honored to have the opportunity to provide support to others on campus who now face those same difficulties.
Born and raised in Tucson, Andrew attends the University of Arizona in the College of Science seeking a Bachelor of Psychology degree. Andrew’s parents and older sister, Frank, Brenda, and Courtney still live in the city. They have provided Andrew, the youngest, with sure backs to follow, strong shoulders to stand on, and steady hands to push him onward. Together his family has seen many adventures, and it is because of them that Andrew now has the courage to seek out many more.