Mayor Robert Zap was born near the city of Chicago, Illinois during the great depression but has lived longer in Andrews than all other places. Bob, as he prefers being called, received a Bachelor Degree in Anthropology from Wheaton College in Illinois. Married to Joyce and with their first child, Bob and Joyce moved to Holland, Michigan where he earned a Master of Theology Degree from Western Seminary. Here, twins were born to the Zaps, who then moved to New York State where they reared numerous foster children and adopted one. They then went to the Mescalero Indian Reservation and while there, adopted three children. Coming to Andrews, Bob served the Andrews Presbyterian Church and later, the First Christian Church.
Upon retiring from the Presbyterian Church but continuing with the Christian Church, Bob sought to serve the community by seeking the office of city councilman. While serving as mayor pro-tem, the then mayor moved and Bob became the acting mayor, and was later elected to the office that he still holds.
Bob believes very strongly in the unique future of Andrews. Bob says, "We have many things going for us but the greatest of all is the wonderful people. They have been open-minded enough to hold off a decision on nuclear issues until thoroughly studying them and then boldly going forward. Perhaps basic to this whole process is that Andrews is open-minded, progressive, and well-grounded in Christian values".