Rev. Anna Woofenden is the founding pastor of the Garden Church in San Pedro California, re-imagining church as an interconnected organism, worshiping, loving and serving together while transforming a plot of land into a vibrant urban farm and sanctuary. Through this process, she has become a leading voice in the food and faith movement, particularly in the area of liturgy and entrepreneurial ministry.
At the end of 2017 Anna transitioned the Garden Church to new leadership and is now working with the Swedenborg Chapel in Cambridge Mass consulting on outreach and new ministry opportunities, teaching, writing, speaking, and coaching across the country and is the founder and co-host of the Food and Faith Podcast.
Anna received her Masters of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion and is an ordained minister in the Swedenborgian Church of North America. Anna has a passion for spirituality, justice, food, the earth, beauty, compassion, and community, and is driven by a calling to re-imagine church.
Anna grew up in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, has lived around the country and traveled throughout the world, and is always glad to come back to the Pacific Ocean. Anna is now based Saratoga Springs, New York with her husband David. She enjoys nature, gardening, art, children, writing, community, singing, laughter, and a good cup of chai. She is passionate about spirituality, justice, food, the earth, beauty, compassion, and community, and is still driven by a calling to re-imagine church.