The Central Minnesota Catholic names new editor

Kristi Anderson, a former associate editor of The Central Minnesota Catholic, was named the new editor of the magazine, effective April 17. In this role, she oversees The Central Minnesota Catholic’s print and digital media, including its weekly e-newsletter.

Kristi Anderson

A 2014 alum of the Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary with a master’s degree in pastoral ministry, Anderson has won numerous awards from the Catholic Media Association for her writing and editing. In 2022, she won first place from the association as “Writer of the Year.”

Anderson worked as a multimedia journalist with the diocesan newspaper, The Visitor, from 2015 to 2019 — the year the newspaper changed its format to a monthly magazine. From July 2019 to April 2022, she was the magazine’s associate editor. Anderson also currently serves as chair of the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival Team.

In her new position, she replaces editor Joe Towalski, who was named the Diocese of St. Cloud’s chancellor and chief of staff March 1. He continues in his role as communications director.

Story ideas, comments and questions about The Central Minnesota Catholic can be directed to Anderson at or 320-258-7650.


Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

1 comment

Kristi, u r well deserving, I rejoice in your installation here and in Joe’s transition to new and other responsibilities too. Congrats and thanks to you for accepting! Greg Spofford P.S. please thank your dad for his waving to me the other day at County Manor

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