Anne Koester is with Georgetown University, Washington, DC, where she has been an adjunct instructor with the Theology Department since 2003. She also oversees the RCIA process and is co-facilitator of the “Women Who Stayed” initiative at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in DC. A former trial lawyer, Anne studied theology, with a concentration in liturgy, at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She has worked at the Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy and the Georgetown Center for Liturgy. From 2004-2007, Anne served on the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Women in the Church and Society. She is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and its Christian Initiation Seminar group.
Anne is the author of Sunday Mass: Our Role and Why It Matters (Liturgical Press, 2007), co-author of Liturgy and Ministry in Times of Need (Liturgy Training Publications, publication expected 2020) and Liturgy and Discipleship: Preparing Worship that Inspires and Transforms (Liturgy Training Publications, publication expected 2020), editor of Liturgy and Justice: To Worship God in Spirit and in Truth (Liturgical Press, 2002), and co-editor of Vision: The Scholarly Contributions of Mark Searle to Liturgical Renewal (Liturgical Press, 2004) and Called to Participate: Theological, Ritual and Social Perspectives by Mark Searle (Liturgical Press, 2006). She is also published in Worship, Liturgical Ministry, Spiritual Life, Homily Service, among others.