Richmond, TX, October 6, 2020 – Parkway Fellowship Church in Richmond, TX announces the hiring of Andrew Trausch as the lead Student Pastor for their Westpark location in Richmond, TX. This position is a senior staff position, overseeing grades 6-12 for both physical and online locations. Andrew joins an already experienced student staff, who conduct weekly events, Christian discipleship, activities, camps and retreats.

Parkway Communications Pastor, Jeremiah Mohr says, “Hiring Andrew fills a role that our student ministry needs. Andrew is a great man, father, husband, leader, and Christ-follower. Parkway Fellowship is excited for Andrew and the Trausch family to join our family.”

Andrew and his wife Kayla have moved to the Katy area from Reno, NV, where they were recently youth pastors at a church in Reno. Andrew was born and raised in Ohio. He has two Bachelor of Science degrees, one for Youth Ministry and the other in Recreation and Sports Ministry from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana.

Before coming to Texas, Andrew garnered vast experience in youth and student programming in multiple states and internationally, including acting as the Service Coordinator for Youth Works in Bay Area, California and being a missionary through Adventures in Missions World Race – traveling to 11 countries in 11 months. Prior to his recent student pastor assignment in Reno, Nevada, Andrew served as the Student Pastor for a large multi-site church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kayla and Andrew met in Reno, and together have a son and another child due in December of 2020. When asked about the opportunity to become pastor for the Parkway Fellowship students, Andrew shared his excitement for God opening the door and the timing of the opportunity for the position and the move.

“God is truly all over this opportunity at Parkway to be part of helping build His Kingdom. Kayla and I had been praying and hoping that the Lord would one day open up the door in Texas for us to plant our roots and grow our family. In God’s perfect timing he allowed ours and Parkway’s paths to cross. This was an answer to years of prayer by Parkway Fellowship and my family. We are beyond excited to be a part of the Parkway family and cannot wait to be a part of and see all that God has in store for the future of Parkway and it’s student ministry,” Trausch said.

Parkway Fellowship has two physical locations, one in Richmond and another in Katy. Both Parkway Fellowship locations conduct similar programming. Attendance is free at both the Richmond and Katy TX church locations. Parkway’s Westpark location address is 27043 FM 1093 RD, Richmond, TX 77406. Parkway’s North Katy location address is 5819 10th St. Katy, TX 77493. You can learn more about Parkway Fellowship by visiting their website at and also see more on their student ministry at

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Jeremiah Mohr
Parkway Fellowship
27043 FM 1093 RD, Richmond, TX 77406