Leith Anderson is president emeritus of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor emeritus of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He served as NAE president from 2007-2019, after twice serving as interim president. He served as senior pastor of Wooddale Church for 35 years before retiring in 2011. He has been published in many periodicals and has written over 20 books. Anderson has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Bradley University and Denver Seminary.
Since 1942 the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has spoken to cultural and political issues through the NAE Office of Government Affairs. During these 67 years only three persons have filled this influential and visible position so choosing a new director in 2009 has been an important decision.
Galen Carey has been named to the post and will begin in NAE’s Washington office on August 1.