Alumni Couple Lead Nursing Mission Trip
Bri Andrassy, adjunct nursing professor and PBA alumna of 2014, has been leading the nursing mission trip to El Salvador alongside her husband for the past four years. She has been traveling to El Salvador on missions for the past 10 years and has traveled to Peru, Nicaragua and Honduras.
Andrassy’s husband, Robbie, is also a PBA alumnus of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in ministry. He leads the team spiritually throughout the trip as she helps the students through nursing tasks.
Andrassy went on her first mission trip to Peru when she was 16 and came to Christ for the first time. The next year she joined her church in their summer mission trip to El Salvador and has gone back every year since.
She began leading the El Salvador nursing trip during her senior year at PBA. She was drawn to the trip because of her familiarity with that country. Andrassy says what she enjoys most about missions is watching God work in the students and being able to see them use what they’ve learned in class, in the mission field. She says it’s the greatest experience for students to be able to gain a global perspective of the medical needs of other countries.
While teaching, Andrassy is finishing her studies in the doctor of nursing practice at PBA. She is also a registered nurse at Surfers for Autism, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction of the sport of surfing to children with special needs. Her husband served at TruthPoint church as the pastor’s assistant and with their college program and is now completing his Master of Divinity at Knox Theological Seminary.
Andrassy says she that hopes to continue to go on missions, Lord willing. She sees herself continuing short term trips with PBA and would consider long term missions if God called her to do so.