Meet Andy Lee, our Christian service contributor

Local Christian writer Andrea Lee (but you can call her Andy) had loads of topics in evangelical Christianity she was interested in exploring for Religion News Wilmington.

But she was most interested in highlighting all of the volunteer opportunities available to help the community at area food pantries or clothing cupboards and ministry nonprofits.

So she’ll be our Christian service contributor.

Learn a bit more about her here:

“Andy (Andrea) Lee earned a degree in English and Secondary Education from Oklahoma State University. She taught Language Arts before taking a 20 year maternity leave to raise her three children and support her husband who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. Though she received no Medal of Honor or retirement check, Andy claims service to her country as she feels all military spouses merit.

Andy went back to school to pursue a Ministerial Certificate while she worked as a staff pastor of a church in Beverly, Massachusetts. She graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Nazarene College and now writes and teaches Bible studies, speaks at women’s retreats and ministers through her daily devotional blog,  Her Name was Mary. Her first non-fiction book, “A Mary Like Me,” is currently being considered for publication.

She recently founded Word Weavers of Wilmington, a writers critique group associated with The Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.

One of Andy’s favorite quotes is by Erma Bombeck: “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”

To that, Andy would only add: “and I helped others do the same.”

Welcome, Andy!


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