The Rev. Nathaniel S. Anderson was born in Boston and grew up in North Easton, Mass.. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) in 2007 and an M.Div from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia, S.C.) in 2011. His fondest memories of seminary include playing flag football for the Southern Seminary “Flying Dove” – facing off against other Lutheran and Episcopal seminaries in the annual “Luther Bowl” tournament.
In 2018 Nathaniel was called to serve St. John’s as our ninth rector, having served as pastor and rector at Christ the King Lutheran Church and The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, both in Wilbraham, Mass.
He was received into the Episcopal Church in 2019.
Nathaniel is married to college sweetheart Carolyn Starz, a biology teacher at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, whom he met the first day of choir rehearsal sophomore year.
They are proud parents of James, stillborn in 2015, Inga born in 2017, and Bernadette in 2020. They love living in Williamstown, taking advantage of great hiking and renovating their home. Nathaniel and Carolyn enjoy what can only be described as “hipster farming,” along with running, hiking, cooking, and discovering delicious new beers.
At St. John’s Nathaniel loves to preach, teach, and walk with God’s people in this life of discipleship. You’ll often see him around town or on campus, and he’d love to have a cup of coffee and get to know you better. Contact Nathaniel here.