Director of Connections
Andrea is a twin, married to Lead Pastor Jim Mindling, a mother of six great kids, and follower of Jesus. Pastor Jim and Andrea met at college in the Boston area where she was a cheerleader and he was on the basketball team. She’s been cheering her family on ever since. Their kids are: Ryan and his wife Andra; Caylie and her husband Joshua; Christa, who serves at City of Refuge in Atlanta, GA; and Julianna, an avid volleyball player and eclectic music lover.
Andrea’s passion is to see people connect with each other, believing that life’s greatest moments are when “together” happens. She serves currently as Director of Connections, where she oversee and casts vision for our Guest Services (Host team, special events), assimilation processes (helping people “B”elong at Open Door and find their sweet spot to serve), and the area of Membership (taking that step to say I’m all in, God; use me at Open Door). She is an avid traveler and writer who is very interested in other cultures and loves photography (ask her kids how many pictures she takes), being outdoors, or with people, and participating in her kids’ lives watching them take their next step in the adventures of life. She claims to eat an apple nearly every day and rarely turns down a delicious cup of chai tea.