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Princeton Seminary names new Alumni Relations director

The Rev. Ann-Henley Saunders is a 2014 PTS graduate

by Princeton Theological Seminary | Special to Presbyterian News Service

The Rev. Ann-Henley Saunders

LOUISVILLE — Princeton Theological Seminary has announced the hiring of the Rev. Ann-Henley Saunders, M.Div ’14, as the new director of alumni relations in the Office of Advancement, effective January 22.

“The Rev. Saunders is a gifted pastor and builder of community who brings to this role a deep commitment to the church and an infectious enthusiasm for the mission of Princeton Seminary,” said the Rev. Dr. Anne W. Stewart, associate vice president for communication and deputy to the president.

Stewart led the committee that unanimously selected Saunders. “She will provide tremendous leadership for alumni relations,” Stewart said, “and we are thrilled to welcome her to this role.”

According to a news release from the seminary, Saunders brings to Princeton Seminary a unique set of professional and ministry experiences, most recently as associate pastor for emerging generations and young adults at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, where she built a thriving young adult ministry.  She spent her early career in theater and as an elder at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. Also, Saunders currently is an alumni trustee for her class at the University of Virginia.

Saunders has strong ties to Princeton Seminary, where she received her Master of Divinity in 2014 and served as an admissions associate from 2014 to 2015, traveling the country as an advocate for the Seminary.

“My hope is to celebrate each member of our Princeton Seminary family, embracing the diversity of God’s gifts and calls,” says Saunders.

Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide. Its students and more than 11,000 graduates from all 50 states and many nations around the world serve Christ in churches, schools and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the 21st century.




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