On August 22, 2020, Anya Powers, a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School, was ordained at the First Congregational Church, UCC in Colorado Springs. Due to COVID and a lack of outdoor space the ceremony was held at the Broadmoor Community Church, UCC. Both are part of the Southeastern Association of the Rocky Mountain Conference. The ceremony was live-streamed.
Anya is currently commissioned in the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant, Chaplain Candidate. After her ordination, she will submit an application for reappointment as a Chaplain and a 1st Lieutenant. On August 24, two days after her ordination, Anya began her Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Residency at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado.
Everyone at the First Church of Christ, Woodbridge, Connecticut sends Anya congratulations on her impressive achievements and our love and warm support for her future.