We are excited to announce that the Rev. TC Anderson will be joining our year-round team as Director of Camp Programs and Christian Formation! This position will serve both the program of Camp Westminster and the ministry of Westminster Church of Detroit.
TC was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area, mainly in the Western suburbs of Belleville and Canton, along with his sister, Rev. Lindsey Anderson. He attended Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University for his undergrad education, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. TC got his first taste of Camp Westminster in the summer of his college years, starting as a counselor and then leadership staff in 2003-2009. These summers completely changed his career trajectory as he discovered a call to ministry. After college, he followed this call to McCormick Theological Seminary, earning his Masters of Divinity in 2012. 2012-2022 TC was the Associate Pastor of Children, Youth, and Families at the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights.
TC loves music: listening to it, singing it and playing guitar, discovering new music, etc. He also loves sports and is a ride-or-die MSU Spartan and fan of the Detroit teams: Pistons, Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings. TC was married in 2018 to his wife, Ellen. Ellen is a native of the Chicagoland area, an elementary school teacher, an avid reader, a wanderlust, and a former ballroom dance instructor. They are both very excited for this new chapter of their lives that brings TC back to some much-loved stomping grounds and brings Ellen to a brand new adventure.
We are excited about the possibilities with TC on the team! He brings a wealth of gifts for ministry and a breadth of experience gained from a decade in ordained ministry. With Rev. Karen Stunkel, Interim Pastor of Westminster Church, we will explore what it means to create equitable communities of belonging in both the camp and church contexts. We are really excited to discover how faith formation at camp can inform programs in the church. And also how what we learn from the congregational setting can drive better programs at camp. TC’s first day on the job will be May 1.
For Camp Westminster, our program director coming on board means that the summer is starting to come together! Campers are registering, and we are giving away up to $15,000 in camperships to families who need help affording camp. We have summer staff on board and continue to hire more.