Rev. Anna Woofenden (she/her/hers) is the founding pastor of the Garden Church and Feed and Be Fed Farm 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. She is also the founder of the Garden Church’s sister non-profit Feed and Be Fed Farm, serving the community by feeding in body and mind and spirit.
At the end of 2017 Anna transitioned the Garden Church to new leadership and is now 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. She is also currently serving part-time as the Visiting Pastor of Peace and Spirituality at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
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 Gambier, Ohio 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, community, the dignity of all human beings and a calling to re-imagine church.