West Raleigh Welcomes Anna Richardson Raab

The Session, Personnel Committee and I invite you to join us in welcoming Anna Richardson Raab as West Raleigh’s Director of Administration & Communication. Anna is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with a BA in Biology and a double minor in Environmental Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies. While in college Anna was the Moderator of Presbyterian Campus Ministry and served as an intern with the youth at University Presbyterian Church. Since college she has remained engaged in youth ministry at Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church as well as serving as their Social Media Coordinator.

Through her programmatic work in the church, Anna has seen how important effective and efficient administration and communication is in the life of the church, and she is looking forward to bringing her organizational skills, attention to detail, creativity and significant technological skill to her work at West Raleigh.

Anna will be visiting many committee and group meetings as she gets to know the people, programs and structure that make up West Raleigh. She will also be connecting with the church administrators at our neighboring churches, and she is registered for the Communications Workshop with denominational specialists that is being sponsored by New Hope Presbytery on October 12th. Anna has also been selected to participate in the Forum for Theological Exploration a Lilly Endowment grant program for developing church leaders in Atlanta from October 18-21st.

You can reach Anna in the church office at 919-828-5468 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will be in the church office most days from 8:30am-5pm, but the church office will be open from 9am-3:30pm giving her some time each day to work on projects without interruption. The Psalmist declares that our help “comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (121:2). Today, we are grateful that help comes from Anna Richardson Raab! Welcome, Anna, we are delighted to be working and serving the Lord together.

Grace & peace,