Meet Andy

Andy Purscelley

Associate Pastor
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Background

Andy joined the New Hope Church staff in 2003 where he served as Youth Pastor until early 2016. From early 2016 until now, Andy serves as the Associate Pastor. Born and raised in the Portland metropolitan area, he is a true Oregonian who can appreciate the various climates Oregon has to offer but doesn’t miss the rain at all.

Responsibilities

Andy oversees various ministries at New Hope church including care ministries, men’s ministry, and missions. Most of his time is spent simply caring for people. As an Associate pastor he also is ready and willing to fill in wherever needs arise. He may be preaching, doing baptisms, teaching a membership class or meeting with people over a cup of coffee.

Family

Andy has been married to Sara since 2002. They have 5 kids together whose names are Linus, Owen, Elinor, Violet and Dashel.

Other Interests

Andy loves spending time with his wife and kids primarily. He is also a huge sports fan. He loves the Portland Trailblazer and Oregon Ducks. There is nothing better, in Andy’s opinion, than sitting around with friends watching some football or just talking about sports. Although Bend is a premiere outdoors community he prefers to look at the outdoors rather than spend time in them. Please don’t judge him for it.

Education

B. S. Youth Ministry, Corban University
M. Min. Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry
Ordained through Evangelical Church of North America