Facilitator of Online Education, Doctor of Ministry Program
Andy holds a B.A. in Theater from Brenau University, an M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University, and a DMin in Leadership and Global Perspectives from George Fox University. His dissertation was titled, Realms and Redescription in Ricouer: Discovering Fresh Metaphors for Spiritual Formation in a Postmodern, Consumer Context. His research interests include Paul Ricoeur, Christian formation, and metaphor.
Expertise and Experience
Andy is a social media guru, a visionary, and a strategist. He loves helping people tell their stories in creative ways. He has served in pastoral ministry as a college campus minister in Philadelphia, PA and Fairfax, VA with The Coalition for Christian Outreach and prior to joining staff at George Fox, Andy was the Executive Director of Small Groups for Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, VA. He presently serves in ministry as Deacon of Creative Liturgy for Theophilus Church in Southeast Portland. His favorite people to hang out with are those who are on the verge of giving up on faith.
Andy still dabbles in the performing arts and can play multiple instruments. He is a collector of fine tattoos. He is a homebrewer and an author. His first book, an edited collection on fatherhood, is forthcoming on White Cloud Press in the spring of 2014. He is also finishing a manuscript on homebrewing as a metaphor for understanding Christian spirtuality. He blogs (sometimes regularly!) at thecrookedmouth.com and has been a guest blogger for Faith ON Campus, The Church and Postmodern Culture, The High Calling, and ChristianPiatt.com.