Annie Knazs Jung is a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary, entering her Middler year of the Master of Divinity program, with Concentration in Spirituality. She is a postulant for ordained priesthood through the Diocese of Louisiana.
She was born in Iowa, raised in South Louisiana, and has spent the last ten years between Northern California, Louisiana, and Virginia.
Her advanced education started at Sweetbriar College and after a transfer, she received her B.A. in Mass Communications, Public Relations and her M.A. in Community Counseling from Louisiana State University. Annie’s professional experience includes Youth & Children’s Ministry at church level, Youth Ministry at diocesan level, Clinical Counseling at her own private practices and mental health clinics, School Counseling in public and private schools, Summer Camp staffer and office manager, and Religion Teacher and Community Service Coordinator at an Episcopal Day School serving PK- 12th grades.
Annie’s family means the world to her, and includes husband Stephen, and three children: Bella (19), Helene (13), and Garner (11), and their “seminary support” animal, Magnolia, the cutest pup ever. In her leisure time, Annie enjoys traveling to local and far away adventures with friends and family, soaking up meditative time in nature, wine tasting, and costume design.
Her favorite part of ministry, besides love of the sacraments, is connecting with people, being a spiritual support as they strengthen divine gifts and God-given talents within. Annie is passionate about healthy, collaborative, joyful, life-giving and inclusive community. She believes such spiritual communities honor each person’s unique purpose and ability to further the Kingdom of God here on earth.