Andrew was born and raised in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and came to know the Lord while attending college and playing football at West Texas A&M. On the advice of close friends, he moved to Memphis after college in 2011 to go through the Downline Emerging Leaders program and, then, Memphis Teacher Residency.
Andrew has taught since 2012, and, beyond his work with FSM, he currently works for Collegiate School of Memphis where he teaches and serves as the Sports Academy Director. Andrew is married to his beautiful bride, Hannah, and they have a daughter, Eva, and are expecting their second child soon.
He entered youth ministry because he believes God has uniquely equipped him to be able to love, shepherd and minister to the next generation, and he is deeply motivated by a desire to give students what he never received growing up – spiritual direction and an understanding of the love and grace of Christ.