L E A D  P A S T O R S

How does one receive “the call” a pastor to Boston? And, to not only pastor in the nation’s tenth largest metroplex, but to launch a new church in a city that some have called “the graveyard for church plants?"  

For Dr. Randal and Shelly Quackenbush, Boston was the river that many streams flowed into. With a theological, musical, pastoral, and academic background and - most importantly - a heart for people, Randal and Shelly moved back to Boston in 2012 to lay the groundwork for the church that became Anchor Church.  Randal serves as lead pastor, which includes a role as the primary teaching pastor. They both have a passion for people discovering a holistic, healthy life that is possible for those who have decided to follow Jesus.


Randal also serves as adjunct faculty at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is President of the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline, a professional chorus that both Randal and Shelly are members ofShelly works at Longwood Orthopedics in Chestnut Hill. Randal and Shelly have three daughters, Elise, Lauren, and Aubrey, a son-in-law Ryan (Lauren’s husband and Associate Pastor), and a yellow Labrador Retriever, Denver. Randal can be reached at rquackenbush@anchorboston.com. 



Associate Pastor

Ryan and Lauren Seler have the great joy of being on staff at Anchor Church. Ryan and Lauren strive to create a community for those involved at Anchor Church to grow, learn, and be loved. Ryan received his Bachelors in Church Music from the University of Valley Forge and has the pleasure of pastoring the music teams and overseeing the small group ministry. In both roles, his ultimate goal is to see people - from all backgrounds and at all ages - live a life full of the presence of God. For more information about the music ministry or small groups, email Ryan at rseler@anchorboston.com.