APNC Letter

Dear Central Church family,

The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee is excited to introduce you to Rev. Andy Nagel, whom we would like to call to Central as our new Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Missions. Andy comes to us after eight years of ministry as Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Neelsville Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Maryland. Andy’s experience includes leading small group ministries, adult education, and new member ministries, while also regularly preaching, teaching, and providing pastoral care. During his time at Neelsville, he also served for two years as the Interim Head of Staff and guided the congregation through a pastoral search and visioning process. Andy is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Andy and his wife Bethany both grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and have been married for 11 years. Bethany works as a licensed counselor in Frederick. Together they have three sons: Zach (7), Caleb (5), and Liam (8 months), who keep Andy and Bethany on their toes with their extensive knowledge of Star Wars and strange bugs. Andy is excited for the opportunity to serve in Discipleship and Missions at Central. During our interview process we learned a great deal about his vision and passion for the Lord. We appreciated his view of the relationship between discipleship and missions, as he told us “true discipleship empowers missions, and faithful missions likewise enriches and deepens discipleship.” Andy’s own path of discipleship has been shaped by missions and he is committed both to reaching deep into the truths of the gospel and to reaching out with the message of the gospel. His desire is to serve a church that loves and rejoices in the gospel of Jesus, the authority of Scripture, the surrounding community, prayer and worship, and courageous missions. We think he’ll fit in here!

Andy is looking forward to being present with us in worship on December 14th. Following the 10:45 am services that day, a congregational meeting will be held in the Worship Center to approve the call of Rev. Andy Nagel as our Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Missions.

Encouraged and thankful,

The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee:
Rick Barnes, Renee Gerkens, Curt Russell, Erik Annis, Jill Griffin,
Jon Hutton, Kwame Sakyi, Luci Davis and Sue Hula