Father Andy was ordained in May 2006 as a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland and first assigned to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Wickliffe. He was raised in Hudson, Ohio, were he was a lector, altar server and a member of the Catholic Life Teen youth group at Saint Mary Church. He attended Ohio University for his undergraduate degree in Communication, and before entering Saint Mary Seminary here in Cleveland, he worked as an educational consultant for companies such as Sea World, Ernst & Young, and Ford Motor Company. He is one of the organizers of The FEST, the summer Catholic family music festival at Borromeo Seminary, and has done missionary work in the Dominican Republic since 2006.