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The Reverend Diane Britt 

Rector

motherdiane@saint-anns.org

     I was born in Texas, being raised in Greenville but living and working in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin. I hold two Bachelor of Science degrees, in Speech/English and Radio/Television from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce). I worked for several years at various advertising agencies in Dallas and Austin, focusing mostly on banking clients. In 1986 I moved to the ‘client side” in bank marketing, working for a large Texas Savings and Loan; and in 1990  moved from Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina where I worked for NationsBank (now Bank of America) as a corporate Vice President. There I created and managed the Merchandising Department which was in charge of all bank merchandising programs. The bank was a corporate Olympic sponsor, and I had the pleasure of creating the merchandising programs for three Olympic Games sponsorships.  In 1997 I moved to First Union (now Wells Fargo) and worked on the marketing end of mergers and acquisitions.

    In 1999 I answered God’s call to ordained ministry and left the corporate world behind; going to Virginia Theological Seminary, where I graduated in 2002 with a Masters of Divinity. Following graduation, I served as Assistant to the Rector for two and half years at Church of the Good Shepherd in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. In 2005 I moved north, accepting the call to serve as rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Katonah, New York. I remained in that position for seven years.

     I then accepted the call to serve as the ninth rector of St. Ann’s and feel truly blessed to have been called to this faithful and grace filled church. I look forward to spending many wonderful and happy years with you, as together we conduct the mission of the Church; which is to spread the Gospel of Christ to the people of Sayville and the world, through thought, word and deed. May God guide us and bless us all in our mission and ministry.