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Anna Gruen, LTE

Ministry Associate

Anna Gruen (LTE, 2012) began her role as CSP’s Ministry Associate in May 2023 after about a year working in CSP’s Admissions office as the Graduate International Admissions Counselor. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Lutheran Education and Spanish from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Anna spent three years in Taiwan as an LCMS Globally Engaged in Outreach (GEO) missionary and English teacher. From 2015 to 2022 she taught at Trinity First Lutheran School in Minneapolis.

In her role as ministry associate, Anna serves with campus pastor Tom Gundermann in CSP’s office of Ministry and Spiritual Life. She enjoys coaching worship teams of all ages, songwriting and music production, and learning about the intersection of faith and culture.

Professional Experience:

  • Concordia St. Paul – Graduate International Admissions Counselor (July 2022-May 2023)
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, MN – Worship Leader (November 2022-April 2023)
  • Trinity First Lutheran Church & School Minneapolis, MN – Lutheran Teacher (2015-2022)
  • LCMS GEO Missionary – Taiwan (2012-2014)
  • Worked with ORTV ministries in Taipei, Taiwan (2014-2015)
  • Concordia Middle School, Chiayi, Taiwan (2012-2014)

Academic Credentials

  • M.A., Theology, Concordia University, Irvine, C.A. (In-Process)
  • B.A., Elementary Education & Spanish, with minor in Theology and ESL, Concordia University, Mequon, WI (2012)
  • Lutheran Teacher Educator (LTE) Certification, Concordia University, Mequon, WI (2012)


Office: AD 121-A

Email: [email protected]