Rev. Anna is the Canon for Christian Formation in the Diocese of Ohio, working with children, youth and young adults and serving as the Chaplain at Bellwether Farm Camp. She is passionate about new ways of being and doing church, and sharing the Gospel in a way that is relevant and life-changing to today’s people in today’s world. Anna is a proud member of the inaugural class of the Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation (2019), and benefited greatly from its low residency program, which allowed her to receive her M.Div. while remaining rooted in her ministry context of Cleveland, Ohio. She lives there with her husband Noah and two beloved cats, Phoebe and Thecla. Prior to seminary, Anna worked at the intersection of faith and politics through the IAF doing interfaith community organizing.
Sermons and Bible Studies
What Do I Want This Very Minute?, Easter 6 (C) – 2022
[RCL] Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9 We begin with a garden. It’s no small matter that the committee who culled, edited, and arranged […]
Repentance and Reconciliation, Lent 4 (C) – 2022
[RCL] Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 During Lent, it can be easy to view the season of penitence as one focused on sin, separation, and […]
Joyfully, Wednesday in Holy Week – 2021
RCL: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32 Accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time? Don’t you wish you could be the kind of person who could do […]
The Semiotics of Jesus, Holy Name Day – 2021
[RCL] Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 2:15-21 We put a lot of weight on names. Think about the importance that is conveyed when we use […]
Right Relationship, 1 Christmas – 2020
[RCL] Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147 or 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 Merry Christmas! Today is the first Sunday of Christmas, and we have all woken up this morning with […]
Descendants, Pentecost 21 (A) – October 25, 2020
[RCL] Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46 It’s a question of descendants. What are we leaving for them? Biologically related or not, there is no doubt […]
Made Holy, Palm Sunday (A) – April 5, 2020
[RCL]: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14- 27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54 In the name of the One who saves. Amen. We might need a deep breath after hearing […]
Bible Study: Proper 11 (C) – 2019
Amos 8:1-12 A basket of summer fruit: the prophet Amos lived among a group of shepherds and was “a dresser of sycamore trees” (Amos 7:14), so he knew and appreciated […]
Bible Study: Trinity Sunday (C) – 2019
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 The book of Proverbs is a collection of traditional cultural lessons—propositional statements, observational sayings, analogies, and ethics—structured as the teachings of a father to a son. This […]
Bible Study: Easter 2 (C) – 2019
Acts 5:27-32 The Book of Acts was probably written by one of Paul’s companions, maybe his physician Luke, and is full of tales of divine intervention, miraculous conversions, and healings. […]
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