Meet Reverend Ann
Rev. Ann Champion Shaw, a native of Orlando, Florida, is a fifth generation preacher and the youngest daughter of the Late Mrs. Annie C. Champion and the Late Rev. Dr. George L. Champion, Sr.
She received her B.A. Degree in English from Clark Atlanta University and her M.Div. with Honors from Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA. While residing in
Atlanta, Rev. Ann’s ministerial experiences included: Director of Christian Education at Big Bethel A.M.E. Church, Mentor for the Youth Theological Initiative at Emory University, and Board Member/Facilitator for the Youth Hope Builders Academy at the Interdenominational Theological Center.
Employed in Healthcare Chaplaincy for 15 years in the State of Missouri, Rev. Ann’s ministerial
purpose and passion is grief and bereavement. She has completed a two-year chaplain residency with the ACPE Midwest Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Research Medical Center and Baptist-Lutheran Medical Center, Kansas City, MO and has worked in both the Hospice and Hospital clinical settings in St. Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO where she has written material for publications such as The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. She is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she is the Past Central Regional Chaplain and now serves on the Far West Regional Chaplain Council.
Rev. Ann is happily married to the love of her life, Rev. Robert Ryland Shaw, II. Together, they have served Allen Chapel AME Church, Kansas City, MO, St. John AME Church, St. Louis, MO, and Bethel AME Church, Kansas City, MO. Presently, she is the Full-Time Asst. Pastor at Bethel “The House” AME Church, San Francisco, CA. One of their greatest joys is parenting their two children, Raven Noel Lovelace and Robert Ryland III.
Rev. Ann is thankful to God for allowing her to teach and preach both nationally and internationally including Sheffield, England and Lusaka, Zambia. Her most recent ministerial projects are a contributing writer for the book The First Lady: African American Pastors’ Wives in Their Own Voices and has served as the Women’s Coordinator for the 5 th Episcopal District Epiphany Institute 2018. Above
all, she loves the Lord with her whole heart and her scriptural embrace is “The spirit of the Lord is upon me; because he has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, to set at liberty those that are bruised, and recovery of sight to the blind; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” Luke 4:18. Rev. Ann remains ‘open’ to God and is excited about the great things that God has in store!