CCI Board Member
Andrew Slaughter was born in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan in the summer of 1980. At the age of 8 he moved to a small town, Tecumseh, MI after his father was transferred to a new location due to changes in the auto industry. In 1998, Andrew graduated high school and went to college at Central Michigan University before ultimately graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University (MTU) in 2002.
While at MTU, Andrew became an avid skier and a member of the National Ski Patrol. To find some improved skiing he moved west to Pullman, Washington. There he completed a masters degree in Civil Engineering at Washington State University and spent a lot of time skiing and patrolling at Silver Mountain in Kellogg, Idaho. He continued skiing and his education in Bozeman, Montana at Montana State University. He studied the thermal-mechanical behavior of snow and avalanche, and graduated with his PhD in 2010 in Engineering Mechanics.
During Andrew’s time in Bozeman he was blessed to have met his wife Deanne, at a church function at Holy Rosary Parish. They married in the summer of 2007 and were blessed with their son in 2011, just prior to moving to Ithaca, New York were Andrew continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University.
After only 18 months, the desire to move back to the west was too strong and Andrew started working at the Idaho National Laboratory in early 2013, where he continues to work as a computational scientist. Shortly after moving to Idaho Andrew and Deanne welcomed their daughter.
Andrew has been a member of the Knights of Columbus since 2010 and is active within the John Paul II Catholic Community in Idaho Falls. His children attend Holy Rosary Catholic School where his wife also works as the Faith Formation Coordinator.
Andrew has been a Director for Catholic Charities of Idaho since 2018 and is excited to help expand the services offered at the Idaho Falls regional office, to help grow the organization to be a shining beacon to the wonderful Truth that the Catholic Church professes, and to help the world find their way to Christ.