Who’s Andrew Whitley, you ask? It just so happens that I can tell you. This is Andrew.
Andrew is running Good Eats this summer, and it has been quite the adventure. It’s been great to see how his personality and background have come together with the church’s need for a feeding program director at just the right time.
Andrew grew up in Tulsa, OK, where he was the middle of 5 kids. While he was in college, his brother invited him to come work with him for the summer at a ministry called Doulos. Doulos is a residential care center for troubled teens, and Andrew went on to work there for a couple of years after graduation. As a part of his job there, he had to earn certification as a kitchen manager – and his experience at Doulos has equipped him well to take on a brand new feeding program (with lots of unknowns!) here at FN.
He and his wife, Emily, have been at Fellowship North since they moved to this area for about a year ago. Emily grew up here at FN, but Andrew says he was drawn to it quickly as well. “I love that this church serves,” he says. We are glad to have him here, and grateful that he is helping us to serve in a new way.
Andrew has joined our staff for the summer, and will begin teaching freshman English full-time this fall at Little Rock Christian.