Service of Instatement for the Reverend Scott J. Anderson

September 30, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Shepherd of the Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church
4796 Cross Roads Rd NE
Magnolia, OH 44643
Service of Instatement for the Reverend Scott J. Anderson @ Shepherd of the Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church | Magnolia | Ohio | United States
You are invited to join the members of Shepherd of the Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church in welcoming our new pastor, the Reverend Scott J. Anderson, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM in a service of instatement. The Reverend Karl Biermann will preside over this communion service. Immediately following the service, a lunch will be provided consisting of a salad, roll and butter, chicken breast with stuffing, vegetable, and cake. Please RSVP by September 19 to the church office with your name and the number attending from your household for the lunch in person, by phone at 330.866.9293, or by e-mail at Please mark your calendars! Below is a brief bio for Pastor Scott.
The Reverend Scott Anderson is a native Buckeye, born and raised in Canton, Ohio. Like his father, he graduated from The Ohio State University in engineering. Before becoming a pastor, his first vocation lasted twelve years in the space program: two at the Kennedy Space Center and ten with NASA at the Johnson Space Center. While at NASA, Pastor Scott earned his master’s degree from The University of Houston. In Baytown, Texas, he met his wife Charlotte in community theater. They were married at St. Paul Lutheran in Baytown in 1981. They both went to Trinity Lutheran Seminary in the early 1990s. Pastor Scott has had five calls in 23 years as a pastor in Ohio, Texas, and Nebraska. Sadly, he is recently a widower. Pastor Scott has two grown children: Sgt. Christian Anderson, an army medic at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and Catherine Anderson, who works at VIVA! Dance Studio in Cleveland. Pastor Scott is also blessed with three wonderful grandchildren. For recreation, he enjoys music (notably playing the clarinet and singing), reading, theater, sports, being with his three cats, and hiking the trails in the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains.