Steven Anderson is Pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL. Pastor Anderson received his education at St. Paul Lutheran School, Brookfield, Walther Lutheran High School, Melrose Park, and Columbia College, Chicago. He began his studies for the Holy Ministry at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in 1995, receiving the Master of Divinity degree from that institution in May 1999. He was ordained into the Holy Ministry on July 11, 1999, and was installed as Pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church. He served there until October 2003. He was installed as Pastor of Gloria Dei on November 9, 2003. He is serving his fourth term as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of Northern Illinois Confessional Lutherans, a group of Pastors committed to preserving Confessional Lutheranism.