An ordained Episcopal priest, Pastor Bob Lindberg was called to serve at Advent Lutheran Church in 2010.(1) He had previously been assisting as a military family service specialist with the American Red Cross and as a mental health worker at Brattleboro Retreat, working with veterans, police, and firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Lindberg served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971, including a year in Viet Nam as squad leader in the 937th Combat Engineer Group.
After being awarded his Master of Divinity degree by Bexley Hall in Rochester, New York, Lindberg served Episcopal parishes in Berwick, Pennsylvania; Warren, Ohio; Trenton, New Jersey; and Buffalo, New York. Fluent in Spanish, he was a seminarian assistant at La Iglesia de Santa Natividad in Rochester.
Lindberg lives in Swanzey with his wife, Maryann, who works as a non-profit consultant. They also have two grown children.
(1) The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have been in full communion since agreements passed by both went into effect in the year 2000. The agreement means the two denominations can share clergy and fully recognize each other’s members, ministries, and sacraments.