Stuart Pederson is the pastor of the Burrton Community Church. He was raised on a farm in rural central Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a degree in accounting. Stuart worked as a CPA in Minneapolis, MN and western Nebraska for 8 years. In 1987, he entered seminary in Fresno California, graduating in 1990. Stuart has pastored vocationally, for 25 years in 6 churches in 3 states and is ordained by the Mennonite Brethren and Missionary Alliance Churches 

Stuart is also a missionary with Mission Experience, of Centennial, CO to build and run an orphanage. He has led teams to Haiti since 2010, having made 36 plus trips. He is focused on facility construction, solar installation, and vocational training. This is in addition to having fun with the children at the orphanage. 

Stuart married his wife, Regina, in 1981 and gets to celebrate 40 years of being together in 2021. They have four grown and married children. All are walking and serving the Lord Jesus Christ as they raise 15 natural born, adopted and foster grandchildren. Life is full.