America’s founders envisioned servant, citizen-leaders, voluntarily stepping forward from among us to be our voice in Congress. Andy Coleman modeled servant leadership throughout his life, whether carrying out his responsibilities as a husband, a dad, a military officer, or as a field leader for the Voice of the Martyrs in the world’s most dangerous countries.
The U.S. Constitution is an amazing document, drafted by brilliant individuals. It established a remarkable model of government, complete with checks and balances. To function properly, however, sensible leaders must honor the Constitution’s framework and respect its limits.
Accomplishing this task is the role of steward leaders. The principle of stewardship – the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care – resonates deeply with Andy. In Congress, Andy would strive to be a faithful and effective steward, just as he has with his family, in the military, and in ministry. He will fight to see government function properly, agitate on behalf of the needs of Oklahoma’s 1st District, and insist our values help shape federal policy.