Rev. Ann Helmke
Rev. Ann Helmke is an ordained Lutheran minister (ELCA) who co-founded peaceCENTER in 1995, an all-volunteer, San Antonio based, interfaith organization.
Ann is the Faith Liaison for the City of San Antonio, TX, a community to which she has dedicated her time for the past 30 years. Prior to that she served as the Director of Spiritual Services at Haven for Hope, a transformational center for those without permanent shelter in their lives. Additionally, during those 30 years, she taught theology and spirituality at the University of the Incarnate Word and Texas Lutheran University, led workshops and retreats and was involved in mission development.
She co-authored several books and was involved with civic engagement from a social justice perspective.
Rev. Helmke considers Peace is Our BirthRight as her most important book which pales in comparison to the seven babies she is passing peace onto in her life: 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-love, 2 gorgeous grand-boys and 1 vivacious grand-girl!