The Office for College Ministries is led by a staff team that includes: Director of College Ministries and college pastor Anne Edison-Albright; interim college pastor Judd Larson, Wartburg Seminary intern Vicar Amalia Vagts, office coordinator Tricia Crary; Roman Catholic chaplain Don Hertges; 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.
Anne Edison-Albright is the Director of College Ministries and college pastor. She has served the Luther College community 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 the point person for students and community members seeking assistance from College Ministries, supervisor for work study leaders, resource for volunteer leaders and leader for office organization, hospitality and planning. 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 & Teagan.
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 chapel and Sunday worship 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.
Amalia Vagts is a 1995 Luther grad with majors in Religion and English. For 10 years she served as Executive Director for Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, serving as an advocate for GLBTQ+ pastors and seminarians and working to build a more just, equitable and inclusive church. Amalia began her studies at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque in 2017. She is serving in a collaborative internship this year with Luther College and congregations in Elkader and Strawberry Point, IA. Amalia and her spouse, David Lester, live in Decorah.