Anna thrives on curating creative, spiritual & entrepreneurial possibility.
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. Her spirit for entrepreneurship has guided her in the launch of almost a dozen entities, one of which still occupies much of her time — snarky Jesus-wear apparel company, Bias & Bourbon.
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 including the planning and oversight of Ordinary Revival – a six-city event series in the Greater Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church.
She is a minister in the United Methodist Church. 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. As a queer justice advocate via faith and social construct arenas she boldly enters spaces of difference and stands firmly in the gap.
She and her husband live in Chattanooga, TN where they care for their 4-legged menagerie.