Andrea Lope z

 

Title: Operations Mission Leader

Mission Center: Ohio

Contact: andrea.lopez@spo.org

It was during a spring break mission trip to Honduras during her freshman year at Franciscan University of Steubenville that Andrea first heard the Lord calling her to full-time mission work.  She was so moved by the work the missionaries were doing there and wanted to similarly give her life to the Lord and His people, but thought that life as a full time missionary wasn’t going to be an option for her.  Fast forward three years to a recent graduate looking for a job in education, a job everyone told her she would have no trouble finding, and yet, no one even wanted an interview.  It was on a particularly low day that she first came in contact with Saint Paul’s Outreach.  As Andrea stood there talking to the missionaries, she remembered that call to full-time mission work and her heart was so moved that she applied for a position to work and live in community with college students seeking to live a life for the Lord.  This is not what she would have planned for herself but the plans that the Lord has for us are even greater than our own.  Andrea is excited to be serving at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and seeing all that the Lord has in store for her and for the students of Seton Hall.

Born and raised in Fresno, the heart of California’s Central Valley, Andrea has a deep love of Mexican food, In-N-Out Burger, and enjoying the California sunshine.  In her free time Andrea enjoys reading mystery and historical fiction novels and listening to Broadway cast recordings while trying to learn all the alto solos. Although she will always be a California girl at heart Andrea is so excited to be living in New Jersey and enjoying the Garden State and New York City, all while getting to hang out with super cool college students and tell them about Jesus!