Rev Anders had a B.S in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He also had 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 was a certified Pastor Care Specialist from Care & Counseling of St. Louis.
He was President of the Normandy Kiwanis Club and serves as a member of the Bel-Nor Board of Alderpersons (since April 2018). He had served as a Reading Mentor for the Normandy School District. He served as Development Committee Chair and later, Vice Chairman of the Board at Deaconess Nurse Ministry.
Rev. Anders is survived by three brothers, a sister and his mother who all live in the metro St. Louis Area. He loved international travel and seeks to travel internationally every 5 years. He loves to read, classical music and is collector of all things Japanese.
Anders is survived by his mother, Fumiko Anders, and his siblings, Joseph Anders, Susan Petruso, John Anders and Michael Anders. Condolences to the family may be sent to Fumiko Anders, 90 Greendale Dr., Normandy, MO 63121. The family suggests that gifts in Douglas Anders’ memory may be made to these organizations:
- Deaconess Nurse Ministry, 3159 Fee Fee Rd., Suite 225, St. Louis, MO 63044, designated “Ongoing work of DNM”
- United Church of Christ Child Sponsorship Program, 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, designated “Family Village Farm in Katpadi, India”
- Eden Theological Seminary, 475 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119, designated “Annual Fund”
- Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis, 3830 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63118, designated “United Church of Christ congregations Habitat Houses”