Anna Mercedes


In addition to teaching at United, Anna Mercedes, S.T.M., Ph.D., (she/they) is Professor of Theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in central Minnesota, USA. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She was co-director of the Becoming Community grant funded by the Mellon Foundation, and director of a project grant on the distortions of white privilege on theological pedagogy funded by the Wabash Center. They are a member of the Christ Seminar with Westar Institute and the author of Power For: Feminism and Christ’s Self-Giving and Interrupting a Gendered, Violent Church. Their current research interests stir at the intersections of somatics, social healing, trauma, and doctrines of sin.



Ph.D., Drew University—Theological and Religious Studies
M.Phil., Drew University
STM, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
MAR, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
B.A., James Madison University