Anderson, Indiana

CRC Staff

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Cultural Resource Center Staff


Cultural Resource Center:


On Campus: Ext. 4193
Off Campus: 765-641-4193
Toll-Free:1-800-428-6414 (Request Extension 4193)

Michael Thigpen

Director of Cultural Resource Center and Multicultural Student Services

Michael J. Thigpen  serves as the Director of the Cultural Resource Center at Anderson University. He also serves as Lead Pastor of Celebration Church at Arrow Heights (a local congregation in the city of Anderson).

A visionary and leader, Michael has worked in a variety of ministry areas both nationally and internationally. Michael is an Anderson University graduate with a degree in Organizational Leadership. Michael has a great passion for the lost and those who have been disenfranchised or otherwise disconnected from their local expression of the body of Christ. He seeks to disciple a generation of servant leaders, enabling them to make a greater impact on the world by sharing the authentic love of God. He also seeks to teach believers to develop and sustain a strong growing relationship with our savior, Jesus Christ.

Under the anointing of God, he operates in a dynamic teaching gift in addition to several other spiritual gifts and vocations. He is a preacher who rightly divides the Word of truth with a fresh revelation from God.

Pastor Thigpen is often sought after for his ability to speak to and to be heard by multi-generational audiences. He stays close to the pulse of youth and family issues as is made evident by his role as a former President of the National Inspirational Youth Convention (NIYC), his service as an educational advocate and his propensity for community activism. His life's work is geared to all people and families. Michael’s greatest joys in life are his personal relationship with God, the love of his life, Melanie and their four beautiful children: Brittany, Shekinah, Gianna and Destinee.

Contact:, (765) 641-4199

Stuart Erny

Director of International Student Services

Dr. Stu Erny, Director of International Student Services, works with a team to support International students from over 30 countries. Stu was born and raised as a missionary kid in Taiwan. After relocating to the United States for his high school years, he attended Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary. After seminary, Stu along with his wife and kids, served in Kathmandu, Nepal with Word Made Flesh for two years. Stu began working at Anderson University in 2001. During his time at AU, he has directed Campus Ministries, Co-Directed the Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) program and taught a variety of classes in the Department of Religious Studies. Stu earned a Doctor of Ministry from AU’s School of Theology in 2010. He lives in Anderson with his wife Christine and their three children Wesley, Luke and Caroline.

Stuart has served at Anderson University since 2001.

Contact:, (765) 641-4075, Decker 236
Director of International Student Services
B.S., Asbury College
M.Div., Asbury Seminary
D.Min., Anderson University School of Theology

Linda Robertson

CRC Office Manager

Mrs. Linda Robertson is the Administrative Assistant in the Cultural Resource Center at Anderson University. Linda has been a Pastor’s wife, Para-Professional Librarian, and has worked in the currency and stock markets. Most recently she was a missionary in Ecuador, where a few of her responsibilities included serving as the Director of the Seminary Library and Assistant Director of the Children of Promise Program. She is married to Dr. Gregory Robertson, Associate Professor of Christian Theology at the School of Theology. They have two third-culture kids.
(765) 641- 4193
Decker 237

The CRC Student Leadership Team is comprised of 8 students who serve as officers in the New Image Gospel Choir and International Student Association (ISA). As an extension of the CRC staff they provide much needed administrative and programmatic support. These students also serve as "cultural ambassadors" within the student body.