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Drew West – Director of Christian Outreach

Place of Birth: Born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Longmont, Colorado. 

Children: One amazing daughter, Lillian Jo

Education: Bachelor in Theology (BTh) from Justo Mwale University, Lusaka, Zambia

Background: Drew began his journey in ministry as a Middle School youth leader while he was in High School. His involvement in youth ministry took him on many mission trips both locally and internationally, which led him to be an outreach/mission minded person. After graduating High School, Drew, through a church partnership, lived with a Zambian Presbyterian pastor in Lusaka, Zambia for six months. While Drew was living there, he was befriended by American Presbyterian missionaries who taught at a Theological University called Justo Mwale University. Although Drew was interested in studying theology at Justo Mwale, he didn’t feel the time was right. He went back the state where he grew up, Colorado, and worked with a inner city missions organization called Center for Student Missions at their Denver site. While working there, Drew met his wife, Amanda, who was another staff member and they got married later after Amanda graduated with an International Studies degree from Baylor University. Drew served as an Intern of Worship and Outreach at Central Presbyterian Church in Longmont, CO. before moving to Zambia in 2014, just three months after Amanda and Drew got hitched. While in Zambia, Drew spent most of his time in a classroom and serving at Lusaka Community Church, while Amanda worked for Mennonite Central Committee as the Connecting People’s Coordinator for Zambia and Malawi. Their daughter, Lillian Jo, was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 2017 and they wanted to show off her cuteness to grandparents back in the USA so, after Drew completed his course work, they moved to Georgia.

Hobbies: Playing music, Coffee brewing, cooking, ancient Greek, watching movies, biking, theology, philosophy, watching animals and chasing Lillian with Amanda.

Favorite Dessert: All desserts are my favorite, but if I were to pick only one, I’d say Cookie Dough Ice Cream.