The Rev. Anna Broadbent (email) joined the Cathedral staff in 2018 and was ordained a priest at St. James Cathedral that same year. She leads the outreach ministries and young adults group. In addition to her responsibilities at St. James, Anna is a chaplain in the US Army Reserves (1LT). In a blend of her past work as Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Colombia, providing intensive in-home treatment to high-risk youth and their families and her current vocation as an Episcopal priest, Anna has a passion for providing spiritual care in places impacted by trauma. She is certified as a disaster response chaplain and is a certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. Anna holds a certificate in Criminal Justice and Reconciliation from Howard Divinity School and a M.DIV from Virginia Theological Seminary. Anna lives in Chicago with her husband, Shawn, who is also an Episcopal priest, their daughter, Yara, and their two dogs, Ygritte and Frank.