Andy and his wife Alison celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary in September 2018. They have three grown-up children and four young grandchildren.
Andy originally studied Mechanical and Production Engineering and worked in industry, first as a Design Draughtsman, then as a Project Engineer with Kent Industrial Measurements before joining the IMI Fluid Power Group. In 1989 he left industry and joined the team of ministry staff at what was then known as The King’s Church, based in Aldershot. In 1991, Andy and Alison moved with their family to Alton in Hampshire to lead the King’s Church there which has been part of the local network of churches in relationship with the central church in Aldershot. Andy’s role continued to evolve and the church network, moving forward in its journey, is now known as The Well of Life. Andy became self-employed at the beginning of 2018 and continues to serve various organisations and situations.
Over the years, Andy has spent time in a number of countries, including some in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been involved in work which includes teaching and leadership training with various organisations and groups of churches. He has also served on the trustee boards and management committees of a number of charities, gaining valuable experience particularly with Shaftesbury Housing and Citizens Advice. Andy is currently the Chair of Trustees for SALT uk.