Archpriest John Ernest Anderson is the Parish Priest at the Cathedral. His duties include as assigned the leading of worship services, visiting the sick, blessing of homes, performing baptisms, teaching classes, and hearing confessions. At the direction of the bishop, he is responsible for serving the liturgical needs of the Nativity of our Lord Monastery in Kemp, TX.
Born on July 30, 1953, Father John attended Portland State College and received a master of divinity degree from St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary, South Canaan, Pa., in 1995. He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood later that year. St. Seraphim’s is his first church assignment as an ordained minister. He and his wife, Lydia, are the parents of two children, Joseph and Mary.