Drew is the Executive Director of Faith Partners, a non-profit organization providing leadership, training, and consultation for a congregational addiction team ministry model. The Faith Partners (FP) team approach is an evidence-based intervention with hundreds of trained congregational teams from 22 different faith traditions throughout 28 states. He has worked with Faith Partners since 1999 in the roles of Program Manager and Minnesota Area Coordinator. He also has been involved with congregational leadership in music, youth, caring, small group, and addiction ministries.
Drew’s graduate studies were in psychological services and he was certified as a chemical dependency practitioner. Drew has worked in the prevention, treatment, and public health fields for over thirty-five years with Hazelden, Johnson Institute and other organizations providing training and consultation to faith communities, schools, and community organizations across the country. He has worked with community groups to focus on developmental asset-building and environmental prevention strategies for underage drinking and marijuana use. He has co-authored four curricula on topics, such as; stress management, raising resilient children, group facilitation skills, and addiction team ministry.
He recently served as co-chair of the Austin Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Initiative, a member of the Texas Recovery Initiative (TRI), and a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) twelve person team to assist the State of Texas in designing and implementing recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems.