To whom it may concern,
Re: Benjamin Anderson
I first met Ben when I became Senior Pastor of Oakwood Church in the summer of 2005. Ben had previously completed a youth internship at Oakwood through one of his classes at Crown College. At the completion of his internship our Leadership Board invited Ben to come on staff at Oakwood as a part time youth director.
Ben remained on our staff as a part time youth director until he graduated from Crown College in the summer of 2006. After graduation we changed his status from part time to full time. He continued to direct our youth program until his resignation in the fall of 2007.
Ben's responsibilities included, but were not limited to Wednesday evening youth program which included a variety of fun, hand-around-time, Bible study and food. He was also responsible for a Sunday morning Sunday School class with students 7th -12th grade. During the summer of 2007 he took a dozen students from Oakwood on a mission trip to California where they ministered to homeless people.
I always appreciated Ben's friendship and his love for students. God has a calling on his life and I am glad I was able to work with him for those two years.
If you have any questions or if I can be of any help to you please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or call our office at 952.442.4323.
Sincerely in Christ,
Dr. Stephen Anderson
To Whom It May Concern:
It is my pleasure to recommend Ben Anderson to you. I have known him for approximately 7 years, first as a student at the college then as his mentor. We have had many conversations and spent time together outside of the college setting. I have seen him at work in ministry; he has a desire to reach the lost, a desire to learn, and is deliberate about planning and making decisions.
Ben is an honest, caring person. He is committed to Jesus Christ and to serving in ministry. He offers people one-on-one time, care, and a relationship with an adult that they can count on and trust. His depth of understanding, compassion and patience with youth is outstanding.
Ben has made an impact on numerous lives, and I trust that he will continue to do that with any ministry or organization that he serves.
If you have any questions please e-mail or call me at 952.446.4352.
Don Talbert, M.Div. Director of Career Services Crown College St. Bonifacius, MN [email protected]
To Whom It May Concern:
On behalf of Mr. Benjamin Anderson, I would like to recommend him as a youth worker in your church. I have known Mr. Anderson as a student at Crown College and as my son’s youth pastor.
First, Mr. Anderson was a good student at Crown College. Ben distinguished himself among his peers due to his commitment to school and to co-curricular events, mainly baseball. He performed well in his co-curricular activities and in his work as a student. I believe Ben will do well in your church.
Second, Mr. Anderson works hard and is dedicated to his tasks. Ben is diligent to prepare for each day and handles his responsibilities with professionalism. Ben works well independently with little or no supervision. Ben did not disappoint me in his work or his follow though.
Third, Mr. Anderson has a high sense of responsibility for a young man. In a day when responsibility is cast off until ones early- to mid-thirties, Ben tries to take responsibility seriously. He seeks responsibility and handles it with poise.
I want to recommend Mr. Benjamin Anderson for a youth worker in your church. I believe with his abilities as a student, his dedication and work ethic, and his sense of responsibility, he will be a great candidate. If you should have further questions concerning Ben’s abilities, please do not hesitate to call or write me.
Scott Moats, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
RE: Reference for Benjamin Anderson
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this reference for a current graduate student, Benjamin Anderson. I am the Director of Student Life and Student Activities at Concordia University, Nebraska. I am Ben’s supervisor for his position as a Resident Assistant. Ben was also chosen out of 70 applicants to be a resident assistant last year and will continue in that role next year. He also serves as the assistant baseball coach here at the university.
I have a great respect for Ben given his background as a youth pastor and in athletics. He has the ability to relate to a wide variety of people and is very easy to talk to. He is also very reflective. His relationship with Jesus Christ is evident but not overbearing. The Holy Spirit has blessed him with a desire to serve in many different ways.
Ben is concerned with the whole person and cares for those he serves and leads. He holds floor meetings and providing spiritual growth and community building for his floor each semester on a regular basis. In being evaluated by his floor in the first semester he was given a 4.7 average out of 5 rating in 10 categories of resident satisfaction. He is an exceptional leader as a coach and in his personal life by modeling integrity and love.
I am proud of the servant-leadership, honesty, concern and personality of Ben Anderson.
Martin R. Kohlwey