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New coordinator expands Fig Tree capacity

The Fig Tree’s new community outreach coordinator through AmeriCorps, Anna Marie Martin, took responsibility for many arrangements for the dialogue.

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Anna Marie Martin sharing bread at Dialogue

Her responsibilities include constituent relations, volunteer development, events coordination, administrative tasks, editing copy, assisting with the website and directory, and more.

Since coming to Spokane in 2006, she has done pulpit supply at Centenary United Methodist Church and served as an administrative assistant in various agencies.  She has assisted in religious education at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Spokane, where she is a member.

Anna earned a bachelor’s degree in English and theater in 1995 from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va., and a master of divinity degree in 2004 from Union Theological School in New York City.  From 2005 to 2006, she counseled bereaved clients with Continuum Hospice Care in New York.

Anna said she was drawn to work with The Fig Tree because it’s an opportunity to work for a nonprofit that shares her commitment to furthering social justice, healthy communities and compassion for marginalized people.

“I hope to gain skills in leadership, community organization and communication with people whose views differ from my own,” she said.

Anna is focusing on recruiting volunteers to add to those on board helping The Fig Tree be present in congregations and other community settings through a speakers bureau and displays. 

Soon, she will be recruiting people to participate in a Fig Tree speakers’ bureau that will be available to visit congregations to offer in-person mission moments and full-length programs.

She works at The Fig Tree’s office at Gonzaga’s Unity House, 709 E. Desmet.

For information, call 313-4037.

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