Since 2017, Andrew has served as the Middle School Headmaster of Christ Academy, the parish school of Grace Reformed Episcopal Church in Collingdale, Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, the school has grown from eight to forty-five students. Christ Academy has also expanded from grades 6-12 to grades 3-12 and will become a full K-12 school in fall of 2020. He is currently serving as the Interim Rector of Grace Reformed Episcopal Church.
Prior to moving to the Philadelphia area, Andrew served as a math and science teacher at Providence Christian School of Texas in Dallas. His teaching career started with the Barney Charter School Initiative of Hillsdale College, which provided training as part of joining the initial teaching staff of Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound, Texas.
Andrew earned a commission in the Army Reserve from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 2004. Prior to entering the teaching field, he served in political leadership positions in the Texas executive and legislative branches for a total of 2.5 years.
In 2003, Andrew earned a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in English and History with a minor in Economics, Government, and Business. In 2006, he earned an M.A. from Texas A&M University in History with a minor in Sociology. While at Texas A&M, Andrew served four semesters as a teaching assistant. In 2012, Andrew earned his Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary in Spiritual Formation & Cross-Cultural Ministry.
Andrew has significant experience in Christian outreach and missions, working in the field of “business-as-mission” as the manager of a coffee shop in Dallas and as the Christian Community Relations Director at a Christian mission hospital in the United Arab Emirates, where he also served as pastor of the Chapel of the Living Water.
Andrew currently leads the Christian Education Committee of the Reformed Episcopal Diocese of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, which assists parish schools throughout the diocese and helps churches and church-plants to establish schools. He also serves as the Executive Secretary of the Anglican School Association.
On November 20, 2019, Andrew was elected the president of the Burke-Paine Society, a national non-profit organization that is bringing together cross-partisan discussion groups across the country. Since 2018, he has led the Philadelphia Chapter, which now has over 600 members. Andrew sees his leadership role with the Burke-Paine Society fitting perfectly into his educational leadership role, as an opportunity to bring first-hand civic knowledge into his classroom, while promoting the conditions in our nation that any good classroom has: peaceful, productive, and thoughtful communication for the good of all.