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| Spring/Summer 2010
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Local face: Andrew Samuel
Though it is tempting to avoid challenges
for fear of failure or regret, those challenges
are what often result in beautiful
new beginnings. For Messiah alumnus
and Dillsburg resident Andrew Samuel, an
exciting challenge came in the midst of a
successful business career. In 2005, after
serving as president and CEO of the Pennsylvania
and Maryland regions for a large
East Coast financial company, Samuel felt a
calling to start his own company based on
sound biblical principles and servanthood.
Samuel, who is a husband and the father of
During his four years, Samuel played
soccer; was a member of MuKappa, an
international student organization; and was
involved with World Christian Fellowship.
Many of the leadership traits Samuel holds
today came from his involvement in these
organizations. One particular instance that
stood out to Samuel was participating in
the annual Canoe-A-Thon fundraiser for
World Christian fellowship. “Raising money
for missionaries through the Canoe-AThon
showed me how many people have
a heart for missions and created a sense
As Samuel developed his new business, God pushed him to put much of his time into the business and also to serve on the Board of Trustees at the College, a volunteer appointment close to his heart. “It’s a passion for me because, without Messiah, I would not have received a college degree,” he says.