Slingshots Staff

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Bob Anderson – Founder/Director of Slingshots

When I was just 2 years old my dad and two other brothers lived in a car for a while. My dad knew that we couldn’t do that forever and by God’s grace he found a place to take his 3 boys. My dad dropped us off at a group home ministry where I spent the next twenty years. I had over 65 brothers and sisters during that time as kids would come and go. Although maybe not the perfect family life (but what is?) I am thankful to God for providing for me over the years. Ever since I graduated from high school I wanted to help teens hit their target in becoming all that they could be in life. I pray that teens will use their talents to love people, serve people and do what God wants them to do. I have been blessed to serve in the local church as a youth pastor for 20 years. I will continue serving in this role under the non-profit organization Slingshots.

My goal is to help teens with education, vocational training, emotional support and of course spiritual guidance. I believe this will make for a well rounded teen.

Resources by Bob Anderson 16 books. See them here:                                                                                                          http://www.downloadyouthministry.com/search/?fq%5Bauthor%5D=Bob+Anderson&q=bob+anderson

Hobbies
Going to car shows, working on old cars, pretending to be in great shape, reading, spending time with my wife and kids, writing books (game books, ministry books, devotional books), cleaning the house (wait – no I don’t like that at all). I also love working in my garage on different projects.

Personal
I am blessed to be married to my best friend Heather. God has also given us two amazing daughters. Tori is currently in college and Hailey is in the U.S. Marines. My family is very important to me and I value all the time we get to spend together. I have two dogs, one turtle and four fish.

Contact Bob: slingshotschicago@gmail.com

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Heather Anderson – Assistant Director

I have had the pleasure of working in the fashion industry for many years. I love helping people find the right outfit and feeling good about themselves. I have found that even when I was helping people with clothes I was able to help them in other areas of life as well. I was able to listen to many people talk about life and encourage them in many ways. I will use my business experience and my love for people while serving at Slingshots. I will be helping teens hit their target in life by using their different gifts and abilities. I will challenge and encourage teens to take their education seriously and set goals so that they can be successful in life and contribute to the community they live in.

I have also had the privileged of working alongside my husband Bob with teens for over 20 years. The teen years are so challenging and very hard to navigate. I really enjoy talking and listening to teen girls. I pray that God gives me the wisdom to say the words needed as I challenge and mentor teens at Slingshots.

Personal

I enjoy reading and shopping with friends and family. I love spending time with my two daughters. My girls who are very different have a very special place in my heart.  My two dogs always put a smile on my face when I come home to them.  I also love to spend time with my husband Bob. We enjoy walking together, going to movies and trying new restaurants.

 

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