Anne Howard is Executive Director of The Beatitudes Society, a new organization building a national network for Progressive Christian seminarians. An Episcopal priest, she the author of Claiming the Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generation (Alban, 2009). Formerly Associate Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara, California, she now holds the honorary title there of Preacher-in-Residence. She is a graduate of Episcopal Divinity School and the University of California, Santa Barbara. She serves on the Board of Faith and Public Life, the Advisory Board of God Talk Radio, and the Advisory Board of the Capps Center for Ethics, Religion and Public Life at the University of California, Santa Barbara.