Andrew Potsko grew up in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, just outside of Northeast Philadelphia. After graduating from high school, he began the Pre-Seminary program at Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Two years later and a trip to Israel, Andrew volunteered with Youth Encounter, a relational music ministry team that traveled for five years across the U.S. and to more than ten different countries around the world. In 2003, Andrew continued his education at Trinity Lutheran College (Seattle, Washington) where he received his B.A. in Multi-Cultural Studies.
Upon graduation in 2005, he served at Trinity Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill in Seattle as their Director of Student Ministries, which maintained a Lutheran Campus ministry at the University of Washington. In 2007, he married Rachel Riley, who grew up in Upper Arlington. After nearly five years, the two moved to Covington, Washington where Andrew served as the Director of Youth & Music Ministry at Peace Lutheran Church and the couple had their two children, Eleanora (4) and Lily Anna (3).
Looking to attend seminary, Andrew and family moved to Columbus to begin candidacy with the Southern Ohio Synod and began serving at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Westerville as their Director of Youth & Family Ministries. Currently, Andrew is attending Trinity Lutheran Seminary while Rachel works with her brother in an investment firm.
Andrew enjoys spending time with his family hiking and camping in the woods as well as hunting and fishing. He also likes working on cars, playing chess and Speed Scrabble, watching football and playing softball, as well as playing guitar and writing music. Andrew will begin work at Holy Trinity on June 1.