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Minister

Richard Andersen, American minister. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1960. Recipient Distinguished Merit citation National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1987, Medal of Honor Daughters of the American Revolution, 1985. Member Sierra Pacific Synod Communications Commission, Concern for the Poor Inc. (secretary).

Background

Andersen, Richard was born on August 23, 1931 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. Son of Marius Thevdor and Ellen Kjestine (Christensen) Andersen.

Education

Bachelor, Dana College, 1953. Master of Divinity, Trinity Theological Seminary, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, California Graduate School Theology, 1972.

Career

Intern pastor, St. Andrew Church, Whittier, California, 1958-1969;associate pastor, Valley Lutheran Church, North Hollywood, California, 1960-1962;founding pastor, Lutheran Church of the Holy Cross, Ojai, California, 1962-1964;pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Rancho Cordova, California, 1964-1968;senior pastor, Lutheran Church of the Master, La Habra, California, 1968-1973;founding pastor, Community Church of Joy, Glendale, Arizona, 1964-1978;senior pastor, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Long Beach, California, 1978-1987;senior pastor, St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, San Jose, California, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1960.

Works

Membership

Member Sierra Pacific Synod Communications Commission, Concern for the Poor Inc. (secretary).

Connections

Married Lois Jeanette Petersen, June 9, 1957. Children: Kristyn, Deryk, Jennifer.

father:
Marius Thevdor Andersen

mother:
Ellen Kjestine (Christensen) Andersen

spouse:
Lois Jeanette Petersen

child:
Kristyn Andersen

child:
Deryk Andersen

child:
Jennifer Andersen