Douglas Anders is retired clergy with standing in the United Church of Christ. In the past 35 years he has served three local churches for a total of 26 years, with the past nine years as Conference Minister of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ (Texas-Louisiana-Biloxi, MS). He is currently Acting Conference Minister of the Illinois South Conference.

Rev Anders has a B.S in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in 2015. He is a certified Pastor Care Specialist from Care & Counseling of St. Louis.

He is President of the Normandy Kiwanis Club and serves as a member of the Bel-Nor Board of Alderpersons (since April 2018). He has served as a Reading Mentor for the Normandy School District. He serves as vice chairman of the Board at Deaconess Nurse Ministry.

Rev. Anders is single with three brothers, a sister and his mother who all live in the metro St. Louis Area. He loves international travel and seeks to travel internationally every 5 years. He loves to read, classical music and is collector of all things Japanese.