Illuminating Ministry

The practice of ministry offers a rich, deep text of God's working among us. In these gatherings, a leading pastoral minister brings together a story from her or his ministry with an illuminated text from The Saint John's Bible. This launches a thoughtful conversation about what ministry teaches, drawing on the experience of participants. The aim is to advance the practice of ministry and cultivate hope as ministers encounter the complexities of pastoral leadership.

Finding Our Place at the Table

April 5, 2013

Benedictine Retreat Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Cost:  $15.00

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Change is never easy. Fr. Kevin Anderson found the merging of two communities to be difficult, delightful, and "delicious." The process brought out the worst and the best of parishioners who struggled to "find their place at the table." Today the parish is thriving and vibrant. Fr. Kevin will share the stories and lessons learned as tensions flared between traditionalists and those empowered by Vatican II.                                                                                                                                                              



Fr Kevin Anderson 

Fr. Kevin Anderson is currently pastor at a recently merged parish named Christ Our Light, which serves the towns of Princeton and Zimmerman. He has served in a number of ministries throughout his priesthood including pastor of Christ Church Newman Center at St. Cloud State University, campus minister at the College of St. Benedict, and religion teacher at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. Fr. Kevin holds graduate degrees from Loyola University in Chicago and Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary. He is active in leading men's spirituality programs and in youth retreats. His special loves are music and in maintaining a balanced lifestyle.