Seventh-day Adventist Chaplain
Andrew Innocent joined the MIT chaplains as the Seventh-day Adventist Chaplain to MIT in November 2014 - a first at the Institute. He graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy (2008) and M.S. in Taxation (2009) from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Always encouraged to be a positive witness for Christ and to help others learn of His love for them, Andrew was actively involved in campus ministry efforts while a student and as an accounting professional. His passion to minister to students attending Boston area colleges and universities ultimately led him to leave the public accounting profession for full-time campus ministry work. He’s been formally trained in public campus ministry by two programs: STRIDE (Student Training & Resource Institute for Discipleship Evangelism) located in Cambridge, MA and CAMPUS (Center for Adventist Ministry to Public University Students) in Ann Arbor, MI where he ministered on the campuses of the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. Andrew has been serving as the third director of STRIDE since 2012. His interests entail helping students navigate the amazing jungle that is the college experience, mentoring, giving Bible studies, playing and listening to music, sports, traveling, and cooking/eating yummy food. If any of those things interest you, feel free to connect!