Priest Profile

MEET DEACON JIM & SHARON ANDERSEN

SAINT BONAVENTURE CHURCH, HUNTINGTON BEACH

By STAFF     2/16/2017

YEARS MARRIED: 50

CHILDREN: 3

GRANDCHILDREN: 4

YEARS IN THE DIACONATE: 9

HOW THEY MET: “After meeting Sharon’s brother on the Loyola University campus and becoming friends, I discovered Sharon was my best friend.”

WHAT THEY DO FOR FUN: “Going to the movies, gardening, walking the Huntington Beach pier”

HIS ROLE IN THE CHURCH: “Assisting at Sunday Mass and helping out at our parish HOPE office, a ministry that serves the homeless people in the community”

WHAT DREW HIM TO THE DIACONATE: “A desire to serve others and bring Jesus’ message of hope and understanding”

HIS GREATEST CHALLENGE: “Due to health issues, I am not able to do as much for the Church and my parish as I would like to do.”

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: John 15:16 — “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.”

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