Annalise is a strategic, creative, and resourceful youth worker with 10+ years experience in parachurch, local church, and global missions youth ministry. Her experience with the parachurch ministry Young Life spans several years where she has filled various positions including Area Director and, currently, Area Developer, assisting with starting new ministries. Prior to Young Life, Annalise worked with adolescents in a historic Presbyterian church (USA) and served with a South African-based performing arts ministry that focused on bringing together a diverse spectrum of young adults in an intentional living community. Annalise is passionate about going where young people are and devising strategies to utilize their current domains to point to the gospel.
As well, being a trained professional dancer, Annalise is passionate about helping young people learn to embody their faith in an incarnate Christ. She has a B.F.A in Dance from the University of Minnesota and is close to finishing her M.Div and M.A. in Christian Education from Princeton Seminary. Annalise and her husband, a college tennis coach, reside in Princeton, New Jersey, with their ridiculously adorable whoodle (Wheaton terrier/poodle) Mr. Stoffels.