Anne is an Assistant Priest in Mutual Ministry at St. Matthew’s. She was ordained deacon in July of 2008 and priest in June of 2009. She is Director of Religious Education at St. Matthew’s.
Anne was born in Portsmouth, VA and raised in the Tidewater area until her family relocated to Silver Spring, MD in 1972. Her father was an Episcopal Priest and was Rector of Good Shepherd until his retirement in 1990. Anne attended Montgomery College and worked as a purchasing agent for Visual Systems in Rockville, MD for seven years. She married her husband Butch in 1985. From 1991-2002 Anne worked as a self-employed, licensed day care provider while she raised her three children. The Byrne family moved to Oakland in 2002, and she has been working as an Assistant Teacher with Garrett County Head Start since 2004.