Born in South Africa, Andre arrived with his family in Colorado in 1990. After graduating from Colorado Springs Christian School, he attended Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho and earned a degree in Philosophy and Ethics. Having felt called to full-time ministry since a teenager, in 2004 he moved to Kansas City to earn his Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. As a member of their Honors Program, he focused on Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development. He moved back to Colorado in 2008 to begin his MBA at the University of Colorado with a focus in Non-Profit Management. He is the father of two children (Adrien and Samantha), and is happily married to Elaine Epperson Roux.