Rev. Kristian Anderson and his wife Mary have accepted the call to serve as church planters with Cultivate New England, the partnership of CLB New England churches. Pastor Kristian is from Brooklyn, NY, where he came to faith and began his discipleship journey. He served as youth pastor at 59th Street LBC. He received an M.Div. from Lutheran Brethren Seminary in 2017 while serving as Lead Pastor of Living Faith Church in Fergus Falls, MN. He is currently completing his call as Campus Pastor of Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church’s East Campus in Moorhead, MN. 

Kristian and Mary share a passion for city centers and church planting. Kristian was a founding board member of Fifth Act Church Planting, the CLB affiliate organization created to support CLB city church planting, and Mary has extensive work in education and ministry experience in city environments.

Kristian will begin a pre-launch residency at Bethany LBC in East Hartland, CT as their interim Executive Pastor, with plans to move into the Boston area in mid-2022.  Kristian and Mary will be moving to Connecticut in February 2021.

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