The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Faith formed in childhood

MaryAnn Waalen Anderson says it's evolved into a recognition of God's power

Name: MaryAnn Waalen Anderson


MaryAnn Waalen Anderson
MaryAnn Waalen Anderson, Tacoma, Wash., says faith founded in childhood tradition has evolved into a great recognition of God’s power.
Personal information: member of University Congregation, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.; external relations coordinator for PLU.

How has your faith changed over the years?

I was fortunate to grow up in a small town in the Midwest (Hudson, Wis.) with a strong Lutheran identity. I treasure the foundation provided by my parents, mentors, community, family and friends. That foundation was enhanced by my experience at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., where I really began to fall in love with the questions and the great dialogue of faith that continues to expand and grow my vision of God at work in this world and in me.

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