After serving in the Army National Guard as an enlisted soldier for 7 years, Andrew Spriensma attended Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana and joined Faith United Reformed Church. Upon graduation, he was called and ordained to the gospel ministry by Faith URC to serve as a chaplain to the United States Army. Immediately upon his ordination, he was deployed to Iraq, where he served as a chaplain for an infantry battalion during 2008. In 2009, Chaplain Spriensma was ordered to serve at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where he would lead worship and minister to basic training recruits and the cadre that instructed them. His next assignment was overseas in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he served as the pastor of the traditional Protestant worship service at the base chapel. Chaplain Spriensma also deployed to Afghanistan with his soldiers in 2012 and again in 2015.
He is currently assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, located at Fort Campbell, KY, where he lives with his wife Michelle and their five children. His primary work involves providing pastoral care and counsel to an infantry battalion consisting of eight hundred fifty soldiers and their families.
He can be contacted by phone: (931-266- 3358) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.