Ann Therese Searing

Ordained:
Deacon 2014

Priest 2015

Ann Searing grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Catholic parochial schools before joining the religious congregation, the Daughters of Wisdom. As a Daughter of Wisdom, Ann taught for 17 year before she left the community. Together with her husband, Rev. Jeff Johnson, Ann served as a Pastoral Team at the Athol Congregational Church UCC, in Massachusetts for 14 years. Ann was interim pastor of the Phillipston Congregational Church for a year, and of the Memorial Congregational Church of Baldwinville for four months. At Our Lady Immaculate RC church, Ann was director of RCIA, a Eucharistic Minister, and pastoral visitor of the sick. She studied at Andover Newton Theological School (earning the M. Div. and D. Min. degrees). She was a Student Minister at the First Baptist Church, Malden, MA for two years, preached often, officiated at funerals, taught  Bible Study, and helped with the Youth Group. At present, Ann is a spiritual director and retreat leader. Ann and Jeff  married in 1975.  They have two daughters, Beth and Lynne, and both are married. Lynne is pregnant with her first child. Ann may be reached at annsearing@gmail.com.