Meet Our Honorees: The Rev. Ann Kansfield

Rev. Ann Kansfield serves as Minister of Proclamation at the Greenpoint Reformed Church. In the spring of 2015, Ann became the first woman, and openly gay chaplain of the New York Fire Department (FDNY).

Ann has an eclectic history that allows her to better connect with and serve her diverse community inside and outside the church. In addition to tending bar, Ann made car batteries on an assembly line for AC Delco, worked as a writer for the United Church Funds, and worked as a financial advisor for various Wall Street firms. She was ordained by the United Church of Christ in 20XX.

Ann holds a BA from Columbia University and an MDiv from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. From her pride ministries, to her every day duties as an FDNY chaplain, Ann creates welcoming spaces for all people within the church. In becoming the first woman and openly gay chaplain of the FDNY, she has made strides for gender equity and LGBTQ people of faith in New York City and beyond.