is an Associate Pastor at Living Word Church in Lansing, Il where he has served both volunteer and full-time for the past 11 years (9 of those years as the Youth Pastor). Prior to that he was Managing Director of Operations for By The Hand Club for Kids, a Christian ministry in Chicago. Currently, in his “spare” time Andy continues to serve as a consultant to By The Hand and other youth-serving organizations. Andy has spent more than 20 years communicating God’s love and hope in urban, suburban and rural settings. Andy holds an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from UIC and a BA in Christian Ministry from Taylor University. Andy loves football, fishing and camping with his kids. Andy currently resides in Lansing, IL with his wife Michelle and their two biological children. Andy and his wife have been actively involved in the foster care system and have housed many children over the past 12 years..
BREATH 2022 will allow you to take a deep BREATH and get away from the challenges of the school year to refocus on your connection with God! Youth leaders can join their youth for a day that is already designed for 6th-12th grade students. Individuals are encouraged to attend; this will be a great time to meet friends from all over while fostering new relationships.