Dr. Ann A. Michel is a Senior Consultant with the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary where she also serves as a Lecturer in Church Leadership. Prior to joining the Lewis Center staff in 2005, she served in church staff ministry for 10 years. Early in her career she worked in government relations. A native of Illinois, she has lived in the District of Columbia for over four decades and is a long-time member of National United Methodist Church. She holds degrees from Northwestern University and Wesley Theological Seminary.