Andy Dunning serves as Executive Pastor at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch. He has worked in churches, the nonprofit sector, and in higher education. Since his first paid church position in 1988, he has tried mostly unsuccessfully to integrate spiritual practice, faith community, and socially transformative action, and views The Land as an exciting way to combine those commitments. He lives in Denver with his wife Gayla, a small but fierce Jack Russell terrier who brooks no dissent, and an apparently immortal Betta fish. Andy and Gayla have four adult children and two grandchildren.