Artist-Social Entrepreneur-Parish Collective. Anna thrives on curating creative, spiritual & entrepreneurial possibility and is curator of Faithmarks. Via her social enterprise Work of Place she helps urban churches understand how their underutilized facilities can work alongside burgeoning entrepreneurs, often lacking in resource and financing, with the intent of sparking both neighborhood revitalization and an increase in ideators who change their communities. Additionally, she works as the Sr Director of Communications and Marketing for the Center for Progressive Renewal / Convergence. Anna is the Executive Producer of the Inhabit Conference and works in a multitude of other ways with the Parish Collective and their affiliates.
Anna is a minister in the United Methodist Church who was fired in 2018 for officiating at a same-sex wedding. Her ministry is focused on social justice and any inequity that exists both in and outside the walls of the corporate church. She is diligent in her advocacy of full inclusion of all persons in the United Methodist denomination