Charles Cornelius Anker
Charles was born into a dairying family in Los Angeles County.
education through high school was obtained at a parochial school.
college years were spent at The College of William and Mary
in Williamsburg, Virginia.
They were interrupted by the two years he
spent as an enlisted man in Korea and Japan.
He did some graduate work in English at the University of Iowa.
then entered the ministry in the Reformed Church of America matriculating
at The New Brunswick Theological Seminary
on the Rutgers campus.
Charles also served as president of the Albany/Schenectady ministerial association.
After five years there, the family moved to Kingston, New York where he was an associate at the 320 year old Protestant Dutch Reformed Church.
Charles continued there for a year after Paul left to become the pastor of The Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel.
then joined Paul there the following year and they worked together for nine years.
and Barbara's son, Christian, was stricken and died shortly after their arrival.
Upon Paul's retirement and move to The Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, Charles was appointed senior pastor at The Wayfarer.