Andy was born in Norwich and grew up in a small village in South Norfolk where he came to faith through the ministry of the local church.
After gaining a degree in Geography and Politics at Keele University, he was employed as a youth worker for three years before training for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol.
Having served his curacy at All Saints Wellington in Telford, Andy became Curate in Charge of St John's Walton within the parish of St Thomas Brampton in Chesterfield. He became Vicar of St John's when a new parish was created in 2000 and led the church through a major building project. He left St John's in 2009 to become Director of Mission and Ministry in Derby Diocese, where he has been responsible for creating the new Mission and Ministry Team and directing their work. Andy has also been a member of the Bishop’s Leadership Team, where he has played a significant role in encouraging churches across the Diocese to engage more meaningfully in mission.
Andy is married to Tina and they have two adult children.