On the outside, Andrew looks like a regular north coast (Ballina!) surfie. But on the inside, Andrew is a nerdy academic – he loves to read and research. Now that he has finished a Master of Divinity (at Sydney Missionary and Bible College) and Master of Arts (Theology), he’s doing further study.
Andrew also has a BA and DipEd and was a high school visual arts teacher. He loves to use his creativity to come up with imaginative ways to explain God’s amazing message of freedom in the Bible.
Andrew is married to Krissie, and they have three young children.
He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved to Sydney when just a baby and grew up around Parramatta. He is a graduate of Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Before serving us at WSCCC, Ariel worked for 12 years at St Jude’s Anglican Church in Carlton, Melbourne as the youth and young adults minister.
Ariel feels so blessed to be forgiven in Jesus because he knows what a sinful man he is! He also loves being married to Kirsty – his beautiful country wife – and is the father of three gorgeous girls and one adventurous boy. He also enjoys movies, books, chilli and eating lots of meat.
Ariel also happens to be a walking quadriplegic (central cord syndrome) after an accident in 2012. He has a prayer blog which his wife faithfully updates once a month here.