We are delighted to introduce you to our diverse staff team in the coming weeks. This week, meet Cameron Anderson, Upper House’s Associate Director. “Cam” has been at Upper House for over three years, investing his time and energy in the Upper House project. A professional artist himself, Cam has a special place in his heart for artists in our community. 

Cam, how has your role at Upper House furthered your faith journey?

I have worked with non-profit, ministry-oriented organizations since 1979. Joining a new team at this stage of my life has been an opportunity to grow in partnership with new colleagues and, with them, to think creatively about how to engage our university community. 

What part of the Upper House project has intrigued/inspired you the most? 

As an artist and a writer, I welcome the many opportunities we have at Upper House to showcase the arts. 

What is one of the best pieces of advice you have been given?  

One of the best pieces of advice ever given to me has do to with clarity of purpose. John W. Alexander, former president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, was an important mentor in my 30s and 40s. With regularity he would ask, “Cam, what is the overriding purpose of your life?” Then he would wait to hear my response. During many of our meetings together, “Dr. A” would ask that big question first. All the rest would follow. 

Thanks to Cam, the Upper House team and space is home to artists and art-related programming. His passion for writing also has borne fruit in his hosting of writers’ workshops. Keep your eyes open for art events and reading groups to converse with Cam in his element. Next week, we’ll interview John Terrill, Upper House’s executive director.