Rev. Anna George Traynham
Anna George Traynham was called to be Shallowford’s sixth senior pastor in the fall of 2019. She is originally from the small town of Fountain Inn, South Carolina and studied music and religion at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. After graduation, Anna moved to Richmond, Va., to attend Union Presbyterian Seminary, where she worked for Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Richmond and obtained a graduate certificate in counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2014, Anna was called to serve Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, first as a resident pastor and then as an associate pastor. During her time at Central, Anna also completed her Master’s in Business Administration from The Citadel Graduate College in Charleston. Anna is passionate about helping the church be a place where all people are invited into transformational community, with a particular eye for people on the margins. Anna, her husband Blake, and their daughter, Mary Evelyn, love calling Shallowford home.