The Rev. Anna Broadbent (email) joined the Cathedral staff in 2018 as a curate. She leads the outreach ministries and young adults group. She recently graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained a priest at St. James. In addition to her theological studies, Anna found 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. During seminary, Anna completed a certification in Criminal Justice and Reconciliation, which sparked her passion for working with individuals who are presently or formerly incarcerated.
Before seminary, Anna worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Colombia, providing intensive in-home treatment to high-risk youth and their families. Anna also worked in youth ministry in her home parish.
Anna is passionate about healing and justice at St. James Cathedral and in Chicago.