Andrew Shamy

Senior Teaching Fellow




Andrew Shamy grew up in Christchurch and graduated from University of Canterbury with a BA (Hons) in History and American Studies – a course that began a life-long interest in culture and prepared him for marriage to an American! He now works for Venn Foundation as Curriculum Director, teacher and writer, having previously directed the Compass Foundation here in New Zealand.

Andrew is committed to helping people live out their faith creatively and authentically in a complex world.

This commitment led him to move to Vancouver, Canada in 2005 to study toward a Master of Arts in Theology from Regent College; and after graduation to move back to Auckland to work for the Compass Foundation. He teaches regularly on the Biblical Story, theology,  and culture. He has co-authored two books: The Insect and the Buffalo and The Hare and the Tortoise.

Andrew is married to Rachel Kitchens and they live in Auckland with their two daughters, Ella and Georgia, and son James.