Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Rev. Ann-Henley Saunders, MDiv ’14, has been hired 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,” says Rev. Anne W. Stewart, PhD, associate vice president for communication and deputy to the president. Stewart led the committee that unanimously selected Saunders following a robust and thorough search process. “She will provide tremendous leadership for alumni relations, and we are thrilled to welcome her to this role.”
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 serves as 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, served as an admissions associate from 2014 to 2015, traveling the country as an advocate for the Seminary, and remained a deeply engaged alumna.
“My hope is to celebrate each member of our Princeton Seminary family, embracing the diversity of God’s gifts and calls,” says Saunders.
“My field education placements lifted up my gifts for ordained ministry, and the dual-degree program helped me develop the skills for ministry.”