There was a group of people who felt called to gather as Episcopalians in Warsaw.  This dedicated group of 10 people began as a Mission Parish and gathered with Fr. Bruce Mosier on July 2, 1950 to celebrate Holy Eucharist at the Hays Hotel, which is where the Lake City Bank now stands.   A lot of firsts occurred in the next ten years including Sunday School, Confirmations, Baptisms and Requiem Eucharist.  The Roman Catholic church community built a new building (Sacred Heart) more centrally located in Warsaw and  in November 1960, St. Anne’s found a permanent home at 420 W. Market Street. 

There have been many other firsts and this history is rich with names of founding members and full of memories of early vicars, rectors, curates, assistants, and ministries.

VISION STATEMENT

We share the Light of Christ by giving hope, bringing joy, and loving each other.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Through the Holy Spirit we invite all to share the Gospel, celebrate life, and serve the Lord in our neighborhood, community, and the world.

OUR VALUES:

Our Beliefs:

We uphold the Anglican Tradition, demonstrated through the Liturgy, expressed through the Nicene Creed and the Apostle’s Creed, and celebrated through the Sacraments.

We Value:

Shared Ministry Between the Clergy and the Laity

Development of our Youth

Diversity and Inclusion

Relationships Built Through Fellowship

Rector

Rev. Ryan Fischer is from Crystal, North Dakota. He is a native North Dakotan, who graduated from Concordia College with a BA in Philosophy in 1996. In 2000, he graduated from Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree with honors in Church History. He was an exchange student in Theology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany in 2001. In 2017 he completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Policy and Administration from the University of North Dakota.

Ryan has been an ordained minister since 2001, starting in the Lutheran Church, where he served as the pastor of three different churches over a 16 year period. He became an Episcopal Priest in 2017, and has been serving Episcopal churches in North Dakota as an interim priest and supply priest.

Father Ryan speaks English and German, he also plays the guitar and the tuba. He has extensive chorale singing background as well and loves music. On a recent trip to an antique store, he shared his love for his parent’s stereo hi-fi system and vinyl record collection.

Ryan also collects antique cars and belongs to several car clubs. His leisure trips and vacations often coincide with car shows and club excursions. Ryan likes to tinker with engines and hopes to meet some people in Warsaw who share his fondness for automobiles.

Ryan loves good food, but does not cook. He likes to say that he does his part to support the local economy by patronizing the restaurants regularly!

Fr. Ryan can be reached at: rector@stanneswarsaw.org.

Music Director

Bob Jarboe is the Music Director at St. Anne’s. Bob exudes enthusiasm and encouragement when talking about music. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music degree from Manchester University, where he majored in piano with a minor in voice. Additionally he has a Master’s of Divinity from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Bob can be reached by email at: rjarboe@koshomecare.org

Parish Administrator

Carol Bianchini has had the privilege to work and serve at St. Anne’s for 20 + years beginning in 1995. Carol is responsible for the administrative tasks for the parish as well as working with the Jr. Warden to oversee the use of our physical plant. 

Carol and her family have attended St. Anne’s since 1990. At St. Anne’s she is very involved with the music program, rolling cheeseballs and social events. 

Carol also serves on the diocesan staff as Diocesan Youth Coordinator and Missioner of Finance. Carol has served as Diocesan Youth Coordinator since 2006. Working with the youth and watching them grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ is so inspiring. Carol began serving as Missioner of Finance on August 15, 2016.  She works at the diocese office on Mondays. 

Carol enjoys spending time with her family. Carol and her husband Scott were married in 1983. They have three children and seven grandchildren (as of July 2018). Carol stated that one of the most precious parts of being a Nana (grandma) is having all seven of my grandchildren live close by and being able to enjoy them. Carol and Scott also have two very spoiled dogs, Bella was adopted at one of St. Anne’s Blessing of the Animals and Ezri was adopted in 2019. You can reach her by email at: office@stanneswarsaw.org

Make a Gift

Giving happens in many ways. We all strive to give of our time, talent AND treasure. Giving this way helps us to grow closer to God, and strengthens our church family.

Here are some options for making a gift:

Give Now

Make a pledge for 2020, ACH giving is available.

Make a gift in memory of someone

Make a gift for a designated program, project or mission

Give Now and Receive Income

Did you know that you can make a gift to the church AND receive income from that same transaction? This kind of gift can be a blessing for folks who have assets like CDs or Stocks or Bonds that are not producing the kind of income you need to have a higher quality of life, especially with interest rates so low. Here are three different ways you can give some of those assets to the church now, and create a stream of income for yourself! These types of gifts can also provide you with ways to save on your income taxes or protect you from Capital Gains taxes! Before making any of these types of gifts, you should speak with your CPA or your attorney to see which type of gift makes the most sense for you and your financial situation.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable Lead Trust

Give Later

Lots of parish members feel more comfortable giving through a gift in their will or their estate plan. Obviously, these gifts happen at the end of your life. These gifts can be in any size and can be made in terms of a specific dollar amount or a percentage.

Gift in your Will

Gift of Life Insurance

Gift from your Retirement Account, 401 (k) or Pension Plan.

  • Greg Ellis – Sr. Warden                             gsske1@gmail.com

    Curt Singrey – Co-Jr. Warden                 singc02@hotmail.com

    Butch Schapson—Co-Jr. Warden           sbschapson@embarqmail.com

    Deb Blatz                          blatzdeb14@gmail.com

    Sandra Buchanan           sbuchanan75@yahoo.com

    George Bullock               geobullock@gmail.com

    Olivia Coons                  Olivia_05_@hotmail.com

    Linda Francis                linda.lynn.francis@gmail.com

    Bob Hastings                bhastin2@dpyus.jnj.com

    Pam Hester                   phester1023@gmail.com

    *Pam Nichols               pnicknola@gmail.com

    Mark Norris                  norrismm@grace.edu

    * Clerk of the Vestry