WHO WE ARE: ANNE SCHMIDT

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Since 2014, Anne Schmidt has worked as a consultant helping organizations of all sizes navigate leadership transitions. She finds that the core of this work is helping empower leaders throughout an organization by working collaboratively with them in their search process while also providing them with an understanding of best practices. No two transitions are ever the same, and she finds joy in finding creative solutions to unique situations and challenges. Recognized for her expertise in helping congregations navigate these transitions, she has been asked to write several articles for the Episcopal Church Foundation on search and transition.

 

She has a unique viewpoint into the inner workings of faith-based organizations, particularly local congregations. She has held many volunteer leadership positions, including within her own congregation and through national organizations like Forward Movement, the Episcopal Parish Network and the Office for Transition Ministry. She was co-convener of the planning team for the first of the Evangelism Matters conferences co-sponsored by the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop’s Office and Forward Movement. She has also worked on the staffs of two congregations in Dallas.

 

Before working primarily for the church, Anne was a branch manager, small business lender and operations officer in the banking industry. There she was also a Series 6 licensed broker and a mortgage specialist.

 

All these experiences have given Anne insight into effective leadership at all levels and healthy organizational structures in multiple industries. She says that she does her best work in collaboration with others as she values the exchange of ideas in the creation of something new.

 

She holds a B.A. in Psychology from The University of South Florida and holds certifications for her work as a bishop search consultant and the Invite-Welcome-Connect process.

 

Outside of work she can be found running, hiking or trying out a new craft brewery with her husband. She has two adult children and a cat named Stella.