- Written by Redeemer
- Category: Ministry Staff
Rev. Tobias Anderson (he, him, his) is pastor and co-conspirator at Redeemer, New Paltz. Born in Woodstock, NY, Tobias lived a number of places, including Austria, Massachussetts, California, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, before jumping at the opportunity to return to the Hudson Valley to embark on ministry work through Redeemer.
Tobias is super grateful for the liberal arts undergraduate education he received at Vassar College, which gave him the freedom to explore a variety of subjects, as well as begin as a theater and music major and then switch to the study of Philosophy of Religion, as well as Eastern Studies, ultimately receiving a B.A. in Religion. During the first few years after college Tobias worked as one of the managers of a chocolate shop (and learned how to hand dip chocolates), fulfilled the dream of a cross-country driving adventure, (including a three months stint as a barista in San Fransisco), completed an intensive training to become a Hatha Yoga instructor, and worked for two years as an Americorps member developing curriculum for middle school youth on the history and culture of the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Called ever more deeply into Christian roots and Church, Tobias then headed off to The Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg (now a part of United Lutheran Seminary), where he completed his four year Masters of Divinity degree, and was ordained as a pastor in Pearl River, N.Y.