Building Blocks: Haiti Edition Day 1 Team Member Spotlights

Pastor Andy and Bill take a selfie

Team member spotlight: Pastor Andy

Pastor Andy is a children’s pastor at New Life. His wife Lorna is a volunteer with KidsZone. They have 2 sons in college, Drew and Devon. He has been at New Life for 18 years.

What is your favorite Looney Tunes character?
Wile E. Coyote

Where were you born?
Presque Isle Maine, the heart of potato country

What was your first job?
Paper route in Terryville, CT

Where did you accept Christ?
In Sunday school when I was 8 years old… then a hundred times after that until it sunk in at 15 at summer youth camp

What is your favorite thing to do if you have a few hours free?
Laugh with my wife… she really is a funny girl. (If Lorna doesn’t read this, it would be flyfishing).

What do you love about Haiti?
The opportunity of Hope around every corner, in every smile… These people know how to endure and it’s contagious.


Team Member Spotlight: Bill Ekstrom

Bill is one of the worship singers and is a volunteer for KidsZone at New Life. He is happily married to Christine. They have two kids Emma and Caleb. He has been at New Life for 10 years.

What is the most intense activity you have ever been involved in?
High school marching band 

What is your favorite Disney character?
Goofy the dog

What is your favorite movie?
Dan In Real Life

So we heard you know a lot about airplanes, what kind of airplane would you be?
Boeing 727-200

What is your favorite thing to do if you have a few hours free?
Go to the airport and watch airplanes. Listening to ATC. While thinking about being an airplane. See above.

What was your first job?
I was a barista at a coffee shop. This was my favorite job ever. I did it once in high school and once in college.

What is you dream destination?
New Zealand. I love the mixture of topography and climate.

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