Ann Kern completed the Spiritual Director Training Program at the St. Joseph Center for Spirituality in Clarence, New York. She has given group presentations and day retreats on multiple topics. Ann is a member of St. Joseph University Parish in Buffalo, New York, where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, coordinates the Pre-Cana Program with her husband, Doug, and has taught religious education at several grade levels. By day she works as the Administrative Assistant to the Head of School at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York. She and Doug live in Amherst, New York and have two grown children.