David Anderson


David Anderson serves as president of the high priest quorum and as a member of the World Church Leadership Council. He previously held positions in the church as director human resource ministries, apostolic assistant for the Eurasia Mission Field, mission center president for the Western European and Eurasia Mission Centres, and mission center president of the Chesapeake Bay Mission Center. He has worked as an employee field minister since 2006. Previous to that date, David served for 30 years in the USAF as a fighter pilot, diplomat in Europe, and policy advisor at NATO and the Pentagon.  While in the Air Force, David spent 15 years living in Belgium, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Sweden. He received Sweden’s Royal Order of the Polar Star as well as the Santos-Dumont Merit Award from Brazil. Additionally, he was in the Olmsted Scholar program at Uppsala University, Sweden. 

David received a bachelor of science degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a master's degree in international public policy from the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, as well as a master of arts in Christian ministries from Community of Christ Seminary. He also holds a doctorate of ministry from Hazelip School of Theology. 

He currently lives in Redmond Oregon with his wife, Gail, of 43 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren.  Gail and David love the outdoors and like to travel and camp. 

Daily Themes:


  • Called into the future..Where is the Spirit leading?
  • Embracing new life...What is forming in us?
  • Companions on a journey...How do we nurture what is emerging?
  • Growing deeper...How can we free our full capacity?
  • Becomeing a blessing...What are the next faithful steps?

Inland West Mission Center

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Guest Ministry:  David Anderson (see bio below)


Inland Wet Mission Center Staff:  JoAnn Fisher, Karin Peter,

       Sandy Decker, Brad Martell


Online registration will be available soon.


For questions regarding Samish Island Reunion contact:

​      Brad Martell at bmartell@cofchrist.org or

      Sandy Decker at sdecker@cofchrist-iwest.org


As more information becomes available it will be posted here.


Samish Island Reunion 2019

Saturday, June 22 to Friday, June 28

Theme:  "Following the Spirit"