After 20 years of ministry at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, Rev. Andrea Andress has announced her intention to retire in June 2018. She announced her retirement to the PSPRC (Pastor Staff Parish Relations Committee) recently and has been sharing the news with individuals and ministry teams. 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 June. She preaches on March 18, 2018, and will give her final sermon at PVUMC on June 10, 2018. PSPRC will host a celebration of her ministry; look for details to be shared soon.
“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.”