Val Anderson is a minister in the United Church of Canada and a former professor at the Vancouver School of Theology. He was coordinator and editor of Canadian Ecumenical Action.
Rev. Anderson has been active in community work. He was founding chairman of the Vancouver Food Bank and the Pacific Youth and Family Addiction Service Society. He received the Good Neighbour Award in 1990 along with honours from the Social Justice Foundation of B.C.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a bachelor of divinity from St.Andrew's College. He has a master of theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and has completed two years on a doctoral program at Boston School of Theology.
Mr. Anderson is deputy human resources critic and deputy volunteers and community services sector critic in the Liberal Opposition.
Val and Joyce Anderson have three children and four grandchildren.