Pastor Linderman

The Rev. Michael C. Linderman, Ph.D.

I’m a native of Budd Lake, NJ, and graduated from Mt. Olive High School and St. Olaf College. After college, I spent two years in Tanzania as an English teacher.  I have graduate degrees from the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Pennsylvania.  I have lived and studied a total of about three years in India, and am trained as a specialist in comparative Hindu/Christian religions.

My favorite part of being a pastor is group Bible study and preaching, and visiting people.  Because of my academic and personal experiences in Tanzania and India, I’m interested in interfaith relationships and multicultural issues.  I teach one course a semester as an adjunct in world religions and comparative religion at Seton Hall University.

My wife, Johann, is a professor in the Religious Studies Department at Georgian Court University. We have two children, Mira and Sam.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing music and following English soccer. Since both my wife and I share family connections to Pittsburgh, we are Steelers fans (sorry New York).