In November of 2014, Pastor-Developer Maria Anderson-Lippert joined our pastoral staff. Pr. Maria works part-time at St. Ansgar walking with us in our lives of faith and encouraging us to tell the story of our faith through every aspect of our lives. Pr. Maria also works part-time facilitating a new, experimental ministry in Portland called Arise Portland.
Originally from Minnesota, Pr. Maria moved to Oakland, CA after college to participate in Lutheran Volunteer Corps for a year and work as a case manager with people experiencing homelessness. She ended up staying to attend seminary at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA.
Pr. Maria's passions in her work include building relationships, sharing stories, asking questions of faith and doubt, questioning the system, advocating for a world that reflects God's inclusive love, and making music.