david j. anderson

I live and work in a neighbourhood in west downtown Hamilton. These web pages are a place where I post stuff to share. There will be stuff from my doctoral work and from the Church of St. John the Evangelist, a neighbourhood church a.k.a., “The Rock on Locke.”

about david

The Venerable Dr. David J. Anderson, BRE, MDiv, DMin

David was appointed as rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Hamilton, Ontario in 2005. David began his vocation in pastoral ministry in 1984 and has served parishes in the United Church of Canada and Congregational Churches before entering holy orders in the Anglican Church in 2000. David completed undergraduate studies at Brock University and Tyndale College. He completed his Master of Divinity at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. David was made an honorary Canon of Christ’s Church Cathedral by the Right Rev’d Michael Bird, Bishop of Niagara in 2012. David was collated as Archdeacon of Undermount, one of the territorial regions of the diocese in 2015. After a regional realignment, David was collated as Archdeacon of Hamilton-Haldimand in 2018.

David recently completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota specializing in Congregational Mission and Leadership. David’s thesis title was, Transforming Communities and Making Disciples through Practices of Neighborliness: Apprenticeship in the Ways of Parish Life for the 21st Century. David lives with his wife Kathy and their two daughters, Fiona (1996) and Kaelynn (1998), The Anderson love living in their neighbourhood.

David is currently working on a book project with the proposed title, The Congregation Becoming a Learning Community: Cultivating Discipleship in the Missional Church. David is privileged to be working with a small group of academics being mentored by Dr. Craig Van Gelder.

David’s full Curriculum Vitae is available here.


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