About Andy Bates

Andy Bates, Director of Programming, began his broadcasting career in 1993 at a small station in Park Hills, MO. Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication/theatre with a minor in theology at Concordia University Chicago. He also earned a Master of Arts in Religion and a Director of Christian Education (DCE) certificate. He has served in parish education, youth and family ministry, outdoor ministry and higher education. Andy joined the KFUO staff as producer and host of Faith & Family in 2013. Andy and his wife, Lauren, who is also a DCE, are the proud parents of Oscar.

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Faith’n’Family

Parents in Demanding Careers — Guest Rev. Frank Ruffato talks about his career with the Peace Officer Ministries and how it has affected his life and family.



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Parents in Demanding Careers — Billy and Aimee Ballans from Tampa, Florida talk about how their professions of being an Accountant and a Mentor Teacher have affected their family life.



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Parents in Demanding Careers — Guest James Wysocki talks about being a FireFighter/EMT and how his career affects his life and his family.



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Parents in Demanding Careers — with guest Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming as she talks about how her career affects her life and family.



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Parents in Demanding Careers – guest Nick Kavouras talks about being an EMT – Emergency Medical Technician.



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Sports Camps & Youth Camps — with guests Chris Striker, Caley Roberts, and Zach Johnston.



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Summer Reading Programs — guest Brenda Dunseth talks about why parents should encourage reading, and how to get the most out of your public library.



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200 Days in Haiti — Rev. Dave and Heidi Goehmann of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wauseon, Ohio prepare to take their whole family on a mission trip to Haiti!



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Vocatio, Christ Academy, and Phoebe Academy — guests Rev. Bill Wrede, Ian Kinneey, Collin Duling, and Kris Hodge talk about various programs available for Lutheran Education.



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Family Camp — Learn about Camp Luther and Camp Lutherhaven with guests Rev. Matt & Amy Uttenreither, Mike Rieck “Mutt”, and Tim Jank.



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