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 to the transitional diaconate in the Diocese of Virginia. She will be ordained a priest at the St. James in December 2018. 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.