Andrea Lope z


Title: Development Assistant, Missionary

Mission Center: Ohio


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.  In her second year on staff with SPO, Andrea is excited to be serving as the Operations Mission Leader for The Ohio State University.

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 has a special place in her heart for the Buckeye State and is excited to be back in the place where the Lord worked powerfully in her life.