Anne is a pastor, family therapist, author, spiritual director and retreat leader who lives in Lexington, Virginia where she often hosts groups at the Bellfry. An ordained Episcopal priest, she serves as the chaplain of Boys Home of Virginia. Anne is associate faculty for Shalem Institute for Spirituality, offering workshops on group spiritual direction and young adult leadership. She is founder and facilitator for Strength for the Journey retreats for those facing hard life challenges. Anne leads mentor groups and training through Leighton Ford Ministries. She and her husband are co-chairs of World Vision's Every Last One campaign to end extreme poverty.
Anne received her B.S. from Harvard College with a concentration in Psychology and Social Relations and her M.S. from Columbia University School of Social Work. She completed post masters work at Hunter College of New York in family therapy and theological studies at Sewanee School or Theology. Anne has authored three books, contributed to two books, written numerous articles and been a featured speaker on national television.
Anne is married to David Grizzle and they have three sons: Benjamin, Joshua, and Andrew as well as three daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren. She enjoys exploring God’s beauty in nature and writing poetry.