Staff and Ministries
Alan & Becky Andrews
Becky and Alan Andrews both grew up in West Virginia. Alan met Becky in high school and four years later, while attending Marshall University, they were married in 1966. They met the Navigators in 1964 and continued their involvement with the Navs as Alan worked as a school teacher until 1970. In January of 1970 Alan and Becky joined Navigator Staff. They served at the University of Illinois and led the broader statewide Navigator ministry until 1976. In September of 1976 they moved to Canada to lead the Navigator ministry in Canada for fourteen years.
In 1990 they were led to lead Nav ministries in Asia until September of 1994. Upon returning to the US ministries they joined the National Leadership Team in the U.S. In 1997 Alan became the US Director of the US Ministries and served in that capacity for eleven years.
In the fall of 2009 Alan and Becky moved to Phoenix to become part of an urban ministry called Neighborhood Ministries. They have delighted in ministering to the urban community for the last nine years. This ministry has been transformative in their overall understanding of ministry.
Parker & Elise Schramm
Parker and Elise got involved with The Navigators on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. After graduating, they both participated in collegiate ministry through EDGE Corps. After a few years they sensed God calling them to live among communities society has put on the margins, strongly speaking through Isaiah 58. They have been with I:58 Navigators since 2015 and partner with Neighborhood Ministries in inner city Phoenix. After a few years of living in a Hispanic community they would both emphatically say that God has used the community to change them more than the other way around.
Neighborhood Ministries’ mission is to break the cycle of poverty in impoverished, inner-city Phoenix by holistically loving, serving, and bringing life-transforming hope and power to families in the community. At NM, we provide both Outreach and Empowerment programs. Our Outreach programs are designed to meet our clients’ most basic needs including food and clothing assistance, safety, youth programs, crisis housing, and medical and dental services. Our Empowerment programs have grown out of our long-term relationships, realizing that the children we serve need case management, academic support, college or trade school placement, and workforce development.