Denise Anderson, Pastor of Children & Family

Denise is originally from Minnesota Pastor Denise Andersonand was active in her church growing up. She majored in Sociology and Spanish at North Park University and at the University of Chicago she obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on public policy and worked with homeless teens through a program sponsored by Asian Human Services. From there she sensed a call to ministry and attended North Park Theological Seminary and graduated in 2004.

Denise and her husband Gus got married in 2005. They spent seven years in Indiana, where she pastored a church. They moved back to Chicago in 2011.  Denise and Gus have two sons.

"With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade." (Mark 4:30-32 NRS)