The Office for College Ministries is led by a staff team that includes: college pastors Mike Blair, Anne Edison-Albright; administrative assistant Tricia Crary; 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 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 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.
Tricia Crary began working for College Ministries in 2017. She is responsible for coordinating the clerical work of the office, supervising student workers, and providing resources for the Pastors and student leaders. Before joining College Ministries, Tricia worked at the South Winn Veterinary Clinic.
Tricia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Luther in 2012. She’s married to Bj Crary and mom to Bailey.
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.
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.