Andrew Dernovsek
Executive Director, UCE
Andrew has a BA in International Studies with minors in Leadership and History from the Virginia Military Institute. He has a MA in International Administration from the University of Denver, and a Certificate in Finance from the Daniels College of Business. He served in the Peace Corps in Lesotho as an HIV/AIDS advisor and has also lived or worked in Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Austria, and Haiti. He has been the Executive Director of UCE since 2010, and has a passion for teaching youth a Christ-centered message. Andrew has spoken to thousands of youth in Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Nigeria, the USA, and the Philippines on chastity, pornography, True Love, and other related topics. He has also spoken at several seminaries on the topic of ‘celibate chastity.’ As of January 2017, Andrew is now teaching chastity in Belize.

  • Abstinence a healthier choice than condoms

    Abstinence a healthier choice than condoms | The Pueblo Chieftain  BY ANDREW DERNOVSEK Published: December 13, 2015; Last modified: December 13, 2015 11:42AM In the wake of the sexting scandal at Canon City High School, I have had many people ask what can be done to help young people make wiser decisions. The problem runs much deeper than exchanging explicit photos on cellphones. It ...

  • UCE Executive Director Speaks at Pro-Life Conference in Nigeria

    SUPPORTING, STRENGTHENING AND SUSTAINING A HEALTHY AND VIRTUOUS YOUTH WITH CHASTITY EDUCATION Speech delivered June 5, 2014 at the International Family & Pro-Life Conference in Abuja, Nigeria at the National Christian (Ecumenical) Centre By: Andrew Paul Dernovsek, Executive Director, Universal Chastity Education (UCE) PDF of the speech

  • African nations prove waiting pays off

    Andrew Dernovsek, guest columnist, Pueblo Chieftain, December 22, 2013- My name is Andrew. I am 30 years old, single and I am abstaining from sex until I share the gift of sexuality with my wife in a faithful marriage. I still have blood pumping though my veins, and passion in my heart, but I am abstaining. ...

  • Bishop Sheridan Presents: Universal Chastity Education 2013

    Listen to an in-depth interview about the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan African and the success that UCE has had in combating the pandemic.  Bishop Michael Sheridan talks with Universal Chastity Education (UCE) co-founders, Drs. Kim and Ken Dernovsek, and their son, UCE Executive Director, Andrew Dernovsek. Topics covered in the November 2013 radio/podcast include Founding of UCE ...