Anne earned a Masters of Art in Christian Education and her Certificate in Spiritual Direction from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Her chaplain certification is through the Association of Professional Chaplains. She also has a certificate in Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty from CSU Institute of Palliative Care at California San Marcos and labyrinth facilitator training and certification through Veriditas, home of the labyrinth movement. Additional training includes two years at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center with one year as a fellow focusing on veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Moral Injury.
She presented Honoring & Befriending Grief as We Age to Retirement Connection, Senior Service Network-Clark County, Sacred Medicine: Poetry as a Pathway to Deeper Healing at the Oregon All-State Palliative Care Conference and to the Association of Professional Chaplains, Oregon-North Chapter, Poetry: A Common Language for Exploring Grief at the Oregon Health Care Association Convention and presented Walking the Labyrinth: A Path for Healing and Reflection to the Association of Professional Chaplains, Oregon-North Chapter. Her interest in grief and loss as it unfolds at all times in our lives, from birth to death, and reflecting on healthy ways to journey through grief is one of her many passions.
Anne regularly participates in writing workshops, including through Portland Women Writers, where she is also a guest workshop facilitator. She is an award winning poet.