Anne is an author, spiritual director, family therapist and retreat leader who lives in Washington, DC and Lexington, Virginia, where she hosts retreats at the Bellfry. Anne is associate faculty for Shalem Institute for Spirituality, offering workshops on group spiritual direction. She is founder and facilitator for Strength for the Journey retreats for those facing hard life challenges. Anne serves on the boards of Sojourners and of Leightonand Ford Ministries where she chairs the mentoring ministries. She and her husband are co-chairs of World Vision's Every Last One campaign to end extreme poverty.
Anne received her B.S. (graduating Magna Cum Laude) from Harvard College with a concentration in Psychology and Social Relations. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received a Radcliffe research grant award. She received her M.S. from Columbia University School of Social Work (with a focus on Health/Mental Health) and her Post Masters Certificate from Hunter College of New York (Advanced Clinical Social Work, Family Therapy). Anne is a member of the American Family Therapy Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and National Association of Social Workers.
Anne has authored three books, contributed to two books, and been a featured speaker on national television including: “Oprah”, “Straight Talk”, “Donahue”, “Sonya Live from L.A.”, “Hour Magazine”, and “Connie Martinson Talks Books”. She has been interviewed on morning and afternoon talk shows or news spots across the country.
Anne is married to David Grizzle and they have three sons: Benjamin, Joshua, and Andrew as well as two daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren. She enjoys exploring God’s beauty in nature and writing poetry.