The Friday 5 : Andrew Laucella

The Friday 5 : Andrew Laucella


Each week we are highlighting someone at Mission who will answer 5 questions! Our church may be growing, but getting to know your neighbors should never be hard to do.

Andrew Laucella

The Facts:  I am a junior at Wheaton College from Santa Cruz, California. I am studying economics with a Pre-Law certificate and play baseball on the Wheaton College varsity team. My hobbies include surfing, playing the guitar, and watching the San Francisco Giants.

1. In one word how would your friends describe you?

Loyal. If I care about someone, I'm always going to be there for them. My loved ones top my list of priorities, so I will put everything aside to help a friend out, and they can always rely on me.

2. What is playing on your radio, iPod, etc?

I am a big country music fan, so I usually listen to Zac Brown, Brad Paisley, Lee Brice, etc. However, before my baseball games I usually have my pre-game playlist on which has a good mix of rock and pump up music.

3. Who is the person who has had the biggest impact on your life?

My Dad has been my role model, my mentor, and my hero since day one. I have been so blessed to have a father who is as selfless, encouraging, and loving as he is. He has taught me so much about how to be a servant to others and he is the perfect role model for how to be the best friend, husband, father, and man that anyone could ever be.

4. Your last meal on earth would be where?

My last meal would be a chicken burrito from Planet Fresh in Santa Cruz. It's a hole-in-the wall restaurant that has the best authentic Mexican food I have ever had and it's always my first stop when I'm back home.

5. What is one thing you love about Mission?

Mission has been an integral part of my spiritual growth during my time in college. I owe this growth to the amazing leadership here at the church and I'm so thankful I've been able to be a part of this church as not only a member but also as a volunteer alongside them. I am constantly overwhelmed by the eagerness of the staff here at Mission to make every one who walks in feel as welcome as possible.