After 20 years of ministry at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, Rev. Andrea Andress has announced her intention to retire on June 30, 2018. She announced her retirement to the PSPRC (Pastor Staff Parish Relations Committee) in March 2018 and has been sharing the news with individuals and ministry teams. Look for an article in the June/July 2018 Desert Scroll newsletter. Pastor Andrea is a Deacon and Director of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship.

The church will have an opportunity to celebrate with her and present her with a love offering in the fall. She preaches on June 10, 2018 at the 8 and 9:30 am worship services and will continue as one of the church’s associate pastors on a part-time basis through October 2018.PSPRC will host a celebration of her ministry on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Mark your calendars to join us.

“When I first arrived [at PVUMC], my son Nathan was entering 7th Grade and I told the committee I would plan on being here at least until he graduated High School,” Pastor Andrea wrote. She stayed much longer because “I found in Paradise Valley a place I could belong.”

She says, “It has been a pleasure to know and interact with so many families and people of all ages. Watching generations grow has been so rewarding to me.”

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