Campus Pastors and Staff

Pastor Mike and Pastor Anne lead the Luther community in outdoor worship.

The Office for College Ministries is led by a staff team that includes: college pastors Mike Blair, Anne Edison-Albright; administrative assistant Daniel Grainger; Roman Catholic chaplain Phillip Gibbs; and college organist Gregory Peterson. The Body of Christ is a guiding image for our ministry together as we foster an inclusive community, celebrate diverse gifts and journeys, and share leadership.

Mike Blair

College Pastor

Mike Blair has served Luther College as campus pastor since 1991. Before serving at Luther, he was campus pastor at Augustana College, Rock Island and Associate Pastor at First Lutheran Church in Freeport, Ill.

Mike received a Bachelor of Arts in music and psychology from Augustana College, Rock Island in 1979 and a Master's degree in Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 1985. He is married to Susan Blair. 

Anne Edison-Albright

College Pastor

Anne Edison-Albright has been a college pastor at Luther since 2016. She previously served as pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, WI. She has also served as a hospital chaplain, a pastoral intern at the international congregation in Bratislava, Slovakia, and a summer missionary/English teacher in Chu Zhou, China. Before becoming a pastor Anne was a high school English and English as a Second Language teacher in Houston, TX.  

Anne received Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI (2003) and an MDiv from Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT (2008). She’s married to Sean Edison-Albright and mom to Walter and Sally. 

Daniel Grainger

Administrative Assistant, College Ministries

Daniel Grainger began working for College Ministries in 2016. He is responsible for coordinating the clerical work of the office, supervising student workers, and providing resources for the Pastors and student leaders. Prior to joining College Ministries, Daniel worked for Camp Ewalu and Thrivent Financial.

Daniel received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Luther in 2012, and an Accounting Degree from NICC in Calmar in 2010. He is married to Allie (Johnson) ’13.

Phil Gibbs

Father Gibbs is originally from Bernard, Iowa and graduated from Loras to go onto seminary at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md. Ordained in 1994, Father Gibbs went on to serve as an associate pastor in two parishes. He has spent the last eight years serving the archdiocese as Director of Vocation Awareness where he worked to promote vocations and invite men to consider the priesthood.

Gregory Peterson

Associate Professor of Music and College Organist

Dr. Gregory Peterson is Head of the Music Department, Associate Professor and College Organist at Luther College where he teaches applied organ and church music. He serves as College Organist and Cantor to the student congregation, playing for daily and Sunday chapel in the College’s Center for Faith and Life on the 42-stop mechanical action organ by Robert Sipe. He also conducts Luther Ringers, which he founded in 2008.

Brad Schultz

Visiting Instructor in Music

Brad Schultz teaches Ear Training, Sacred Music, and applied Organ at Luther College in addition to serving as a musician for worship services in Luther's Center for Faith and Life. He holds a Master of Sacred Music degree in Organ Performance from Emory University in Atlanta, and a Bachelor's Degree from Luther College where his studies encompassed organ and tuba performance, church music and K-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music Education. He is also a frequent recitalist, conductor and educator. He has recently appeared with the community Chorale of Waseca, Minnesota, his hometown, in addition to a wide spectrum of vocal, handbell and instrumental church ensembles of all ages. Brad continues to appear regularly as a collaborative artist, serving each June on the staff of the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir.