Ann was brought up Presbyterian in New Castle, PA but found her real spiritual home in the Anglican church when she was in her forties. She graduated from Geneva College with a double major in math and English, an M.Litt. from Pitt and finally a Ph.D in Medieval English Lit from the University of Colorado. Later, she studied at Princeton, Minnesota and Virginia under NEH grants. After teaching in Mohawk High School for eight years, Ann was called to the faculty of Geneva College where she served until her retirement in 1994.
In the meantime, Ann began taking evening courses at the recently founded Trinity School for Ministry, with absolutely no thought of ordained ministry. That call came on a Cursillo weekend; Ann was ordained to the deaconate in 1990 and priesthood in 1992, so that for the last years of her treaching, she was also serving as priest. Ann’s description of what happened was that she was never a teacher who did “priest-stuff” on weekends; she became a priest who was a teacher. And so she remains. Ann considers herself hugely blessed to be able to serve in the Church of the Ascension. What better place could there be?