Anne Jordan, Administrative Director / Associate Endorser

 Anne Jordan is an ordained minister and board-certified professional chaplain most recently serving as the Chief of Chaplain Service for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  She has also formerly served as a Mental Health Clinical Staff Chaplain, U.S. Army Chaplain Candidate, Military Police (MP), and bank manager. She is a native of Carrollton, Georgia, and has over twenty years of management experience.

Before serving as a Clinical Staff Chaplain and appointment to Chief Chaplain for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Jordan conducted a one-year chaplain residency at Baylor Scott & White, Trauma 1 Center in Dallas, Texas working in the trauma, general medicine, and orthopedic units. Chaplain Jordan further participated in a one-year chaplain fellowship in mental health at the North Texas VA Health Care System in Dallas, Texas, specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She assisted with the development of a psycho-spiritual moral injury (MI) group, which remains a part of the Dallas VA Mental Health curriculum. 

From 2009-2015, Chaplain Jordan served in the California Army National Guard (CAARNG) as an enlisted MP and was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for highest Army Physical Fitness Test score among the 191 Soldiers that graduated. Jordan was commissioned as an officer in the Army Chaplain Corps in 2011. She graduated as a Distinguished Honor Graduate from the Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course (CHBOLC) in Fort Jackson, South Carolina in 2012, becoming the first female chaplain candidate to obtain this distinction in the CAARNG’s history.

Chaplain Jordan received a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas Christian University and completed eight units (4,000+ certified clinical hours) of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training.

Chaplain Jordan is active as a volunteer in the community, formerly serving in the Los Angeles County Area C Police Chaplaincy program and as a board member for the Palo Alto YMCA. Currently, she is actively involved as a guest lecturer on trauma and moral injury and is a member of the Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City, California. She is a sports enthusiast, an outdoor adventurer, passionate about serving Veterans, their family members, and empowering others.