Rt. Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Wayne Anderson
Jeffrey W. Anderson of Burke, Virginia passed away at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on May 29, 2019. He was born in Kansas on November 4, 1951. Dr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Debi Gower, 7 adopted children and 5 foster children. He is also survived by three children of a previous marriage.
Dr. Anderson was a 1974 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a career US Army officer. He then worked at the CIA as a counter-terrorism expert, and later as a member of the Senior National Intelligence Service in the National Intelligence University. He held graduate degrees in psychology, counter-terrorism and international relations from the University of Washington, The Army Command and Staff College, and the Army War College.
When Dr. Anderson retired from the Army, he attended seminary training at Sewanee: The University of the South and Trinity Theological Seminary. He was received into the Episcopal Missionary Church (EMC) in 2006. He became Rector of Christ Church (Anglican) in Warrenton, Virginia on June 13, 2009. He was consecrated Bishop for the Armed Forces on February 14, 2015.
A small memorial mass will be held at Christ Church, Warrenton, VA, on June 15that 11AM for members of the church and close neighbors with reception to follow. A much larger memorial service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church in Woodbridge, VA, on the 3rdof August, 2019 at 11AM with reception following, for the larger circle of military, intelligence, academic, and church officials who knew The Rt. Rev. Dr. Jeff Anderson, as well as for family and friends. Place of interment has not yet been decided.