Ahnna Lise Stevens-Jennings


Ahnna Lise Stevens-Jennings is from Stephens City, Virginia. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2016. She received bachelors degrees in religion and history from Emory & Henry College in 2012, which is where she found her passion for the intersection between social justice and faith focusing on issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

She previously served as a preaching team member and worship leader at National United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., and as the director of youth ministries at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Ahnna Lise was a contributor for Patheos; Emerging Voices, and a host for the Colloquy Interrupted Podcast. She also worked at Wesley Theological Seminary in the Course of Study and Doctor of Ministry programs. Ahnna Lise is a recipient of the Laurence Hull Stookey Award from Wesley for worship leadership.

Ahnna Lise currently serves as the associate pastor at Braddock Street United Methodist Church where her roles include overseeing pastoral care, evangelism, Christian education, and worship leadership. She serves as a board member of Blue Ridge Hospice, Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area, and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for the Virginia Annual Conference. She's also a proud member of the Reconciling Ministries Network.

She is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves tabletop role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, comic book conventions, cosplay, stained glass, crafting, art and cats. She and her husband, Garth, have two cats, (The Viscount Mortimer DeFloof and Captain Carrot Ironfounderson), a dog (Peregrin Took) and two rats (Macaroni and Cheese).