Andy and Shelley moved to the Chicago area in late 2010, placing membership at NCOC. They currently live in Coal City, which is about an hour southwest of downtown Chicago.
They met in Spokane, WA, during a youth rally hosted by the church Andy and his family attended. In 1988, Andy and Shelley were married in Lancaster, CA, by Steve Guy. Up until 2010, they spent the majority of their time in the southern California area, lastly residing in the small bedroom community of Tehachapi before moving to the Chicago area.
Andy has spent over 30 years working for Costco, currently as an AGM for the manufacturing side of Costco’s business. Shelley has over 30 years in the medical field, currently as a Nurse Case Manager.
Both Andy and Shelley have been raised in the church, actively participating in various roles over the years in each of the congregations they attended. In 2023, Andy (and Shelley) was installed as an Elder at the Naperville church of Christ.
Andy and Shelly have two children: daughter Stephanie and son Ryan. Stephanie and her husband, Mike, both work for Costco in a management role at locations in the Chicago suburbs. Ryan is an associate minister at the 1st Christian Church in Wilmington and his wife, Jordan, works with The Menta Group, having her Masters in sociology. In 2023, Ellie Carol, courtesy of Ryan and Jordan, came into this world. Being Andy and Shelley’s first grandchild, Ellie has provided no end of joy to the whole family.
Andy and Shelley are truly grateful for NCOC. The love, diversity and talent this congregation exhibits are just a few of the reasons we feel so blessed to worship and serve with them.