My name is Andy Partington and I lead the work of Novō Communities. Novo’s vision is to create transformational communities in developing nations where hurting and broken people can find healing, wholeness and hope. We serve those who are addicted, homeless, isolated, and unemployed.
A residential Novō community in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, offers a 9-month treatment programme to 22-men in recovery from drug/alcohol addictions. In Tarija, Bolivia, a non-residential Novō community offers structured 1-1 help to men and women in recovery from addiction and those struggling with depression, anxiety and other life-undermining issues.
Married with 5 children, we have made our home in Santa Cruz for the past 4 years, as we did between 2006 and 2009 while I served as Pastor of Trinity International Church. Prior to the launch of Novō in 2015, I was Director of Yeldall Manor, a Christian substance addiction treatment centre in Berkshire. I have also served with Youth With A Mission in discipleship training and on the faculty of London School of Theology, as Director of Training.
My formal training was in Theology (London School of Theology, 96-99) after which I completed a PhD exploring the role of the Church of England Bishops in the House of Lords during the Thatcher years, published as Church and State (Paternoster, 2006).