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Originally from the UK, Anna has lived for over a decade in Lima, Peru with her husband, Mark, and 3 boys. They lead a small church which endeavors to live in community together and spend time intentionally discipling others in leadership and mission.
Having experienced 4 different pregnancy losses on 3 different continents and accompanied several women on their post-loss journeys, Anna Burgess also has a wide, cross-cultural experience of loss & grief. She is the editor of Healing after Pregnancy Loss website and magazine and Lead Writer for Lead Stories Media.
As well as writing, Anna has spoken internationally and online about her mission in Peru and pregnancy loss healing. Day to day, Anna helps to lead Oikos Ministries as a missionary and Church planter where she spends time training, counseling and teaching others when she is not attending to her three lively boys!
Prayer, Hearing God’s Voice and cultivating intimacy with God
Including children in mission & supporting their spiritual growth
Living in Community
Grief & Pregnancy Loss
Finding God in the midst of Mental Health struggles (PTSD, Trauma, Depression & Anxiety)
Growing in Resilience after Loss
Healthy Rhythms & Self-care (physical, emotional & spiritual)
Traveling between the US, Australia and the UK, over the past 10 years Anna has had experience sharing and teaching dozens of groups, varying in size from 10 – 1000 people. She has also shared her experience in podcast interviews. She also regularly teaches in Spanish in her country of residence, Peru.
Not afraid to share raw personal examples, Anna shares from her heart. She is an introvert by nature, but speaks wholeheartedly and directly, drawing people into a closer relationship with God.
Others have described Anna as insightful, wise and down-to-earth practical. They have remarked on her ability to vulnerably share personal stories and to offer simple, practical advice in a compassionate way.