Anna

Anna

“Tell me about something you’re proud of.”

“I guess with pride, my first connotation is around LGBTQ pride, queer pride, and that for me…there’s a kind of fierceness and vulnerability that goes into that pride that I really appreciate. So, I like standing in that tradition of being proud. Also, I recently saw the movie Selma again and I had a moment of feeling proud to be in the office of clergy as I was watching that movie. It reminded me of why I felt called into this.”

“How about that combination of LGBT pride and also being clergy?”

“I feel proud to work at Wesley. I feel proud to be a representative of this place and what it stands for. I feel proud to be able to say to strangers I meet that I really believe and trust that they would find a sense of community and belonging here that will support them and encourage them and affirm them, and that will challenge them, that will introduce them to new ways of thinking and being and push them in terms of their own growth, their own integrity, their own passion, their relationships. I feel proud about that.”