Meet The Pastor

Pastor John
Pastor John Anderson
I am overjoyed to be called to Pastor Vernon Evangelical Lutheran Church. My family and I are so excited to see what God will do in and through our Vernon Community. A little about me and my family: I was born and raised in Kenosha, WI. I attended UW-Stevens Point and UW- Parkside acquiring a degree in Vocal Performance. I then attended Grand Canyon University for Graduate School majoring in Elementary Education. From 2009-2011, I worked for two years in the Kenosha Unified as an Elementary School music teacher. I was then called to St. Mary’s Lutheran Church in Kenosha were I served as the Youth and Family Minister, Worship Leader, and Lay Preacher from 2011 until 2019. From 2019-August of 2020, I served as the Pastoral Intern at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. In the Spring of 2020, I Graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary. I was raised in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and I continue to call this faith community my home. It is through the ELCA that I see the best expressions of what I believe we are called to be and do as the Church in the world. I met and married my amazing wife Andrea while we were both in college. We celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary on July 28th of this year. Andrea is a Nursing Director at Advocate Aurora in Kenosha, WI. My boys and I are beyond blessed to call her wife and mom! We have three boys: Johnny (7), Owen (7), and Henry (5). They have taught me more about grace, kindness, curiosity, and unconditional love than anyone I have ever met. They have also taught me a lot about patience…Finally, we have a puggle named Wrigley. He thinks he runs things. Depending on the day, he might be right… As I said above, My wife and I are extremely excited to call Vernon Evangelical Lutheran Church our home and cannot wait to see what God will accomplish here! John 13:34-35 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”