Rev. Andy Lewis' Bio
Rev. Andy Lewis is a native of Plano. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Perkins School of Theology. Andy is an ordained Elder in the North Texas Conference and, prior to beginning his current roles in 2017, was senior pastor of First UMC Lewisville. As a church planter, his small McKinney church was at the forefront of caring for and resettling “refugees” from Hurricane Katrina. In Carrollton, Andy's church developed a significant partnership with its neighborhood school before there was a “One + One” initiative. In Lewisville, in the aftermath of the Dallas police shootings, his church established a strong relationship based on mutuality and friendship with an A.M.E. congregation in the community, was at the center of the Lewisville community’s work with refugees from Myanmar, and again became a trusted partner with the elementary school across the street. Andy and his wife, Sondra, celebrated 26 years of marriage in 2020, and have three children.
Rev. Andrew Fiser's Bio
Rev. Andrew Fiser works with the Center for Missional Outreach team to help local churches and leaders across The North Texas Conference as they develop efforts to love their neighbors through ministries of justice, compassion and anti-racism. Andrew attended Hendrix College (2008) and Vanderbilt Divinity School (2011) for his Master of Divinity. He served with Edgehill UMC in Nashville, Tenn., as three-year Intern, then Co-Pastor, leading the congregation to re-engage its changing neighborhood. Andrew then ventured with his wife’s job to Laredo where he served the Rio Texas Conference as a Church Planting Strategist across the Eagle Ford Shale oilfield area. Before joining the CMO staff, he served as the Director of Site Church and Community Development for Project Transformation – North Texas. Andrew, a Little Rock, Ark. native, now lives with his family in Grapevine.