Andrew came to Christ Church in July of 2014 after being called to be its lead pastor. He grew up in Grand Rapids but served as a pastor in Saint Louis for 17 years, the last 12 as planter and lead pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Fellowship.
Andrew earned his Doctor of Ministry in Homiletics and Master of Divinity from Covenant Seminary and holds a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College. For more than a decade, Andrew taught Homiletics at Covenant Seminary as an adjunct professor.
After meeting Lisa at Calvin College, they were married in 1991. They have seven children – Josiah, Malachi, Isaiah, Lydia, Sophia, Gabriella and Zoë. Andrew and Lisa have a passion for the orphan, fostering and adopting children through the years. The Vander Maases stay active with sports, music, the kids’ jobs and church activities. Travel, reading, and sports are among Andrew’s interests.