Anne Troy is the Executive Director and pastor at Shaw Community Ministry (SCM).
For over 30 years, Rev. Troy has worked and continues to work as an attorney with the federal government. As a minister, she brings experience working with both urban and suburban Washington churches and has a special interest in deepening spiritual connections among the people associated with these entities.
Rev. Troy helped establish a youth education and mentoring ministry at Faith Presbyterian Church in Southwest Washington, D.C., and a community outreach ministry at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. She also serves as a volunteer grant writer on behalf of the school and medical clinic at Todee Mission in rural Liberia, Africa.
Rev. Troy's interest in Shaw Community Ministry came from her own challenging experiences growing up in New York City. "As an immigrant's daughter whose first language is Chinese, I grew up with economic challenges and saw first-hand how growing up in America as a female of color creates great obstacles in learning, self-esteem and confidence."
On April 2, 2011, Rev. Troy was installed as a minister with standing in the United Church of Christ. Two hundred people from the Shaw community, the Potomac Association and member churches from the DC area, family, and friends attended the installation service. During the service Rev. Troy pledged, in covenants, to serve the people of Shaw Community Ministry, and Shaw neighbors and friends pledged their support of Rev. Troy.
Recently Rev. Troy appeared on the local television program School’s Out to discuss the importance of parent involvement in SCM.The SCM Parent Handbook, which was the main focus of Troy’s talk, can be viewed at www.shawministry.org/resources.html.