Anne Pigman received her Masters in Pastoral Counseling in 2000, from the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago. Her studies and work focused in the area of youth, young adult and family, with an emphasis on personal development through group-oriented, interpersonal and reflective activities. Her studies emphasized a multi-cultural approach to counseling and group work.
Anne currently works as a Spiritual Care Counselor for St. Elizabeth Hospice in Lafayette, Indiana, providing spiritual care, guidance and counsel to families and patients wishing to honor the sacred transition from life to death. She designs retreats for women, caregivers and families at Where Pigs Fly Farm (her residence), providing opportunities for personal reflection, rejuvenation and restoration to the local community and beyond.
Anne is a trained facilitator for the Matrix Leadership Institute, which teaches the art and science of developing sustainable relationships, groups, organizations and communities. This model enhances any system's capacity to harvest its collective intelligence and realize its potential. She has been involved in the organization for the past nine years.
Anne, and her husband Tom, are co-facilitators for their own business, TAP Resources. They offer custom-designed facilitation for groups which may be struggling, in transition or just looking for something fresh and engaging. Working from a model of relational leadership, they seek to revitalize and enhance interpersonal and working relationships within a community, with the goal of expanding the capacity of both individuals and the group as a whole. They work in the spirit of welcoming diversity and difference as a strength and asset, and move through barriers that separate individuals to building bridges that allow each to bring their best to the table.
Tom and Anne have been involved in community development projects in Chile, South America and Ghana, West Africa. They are committed to cross-cultural exchange and dialogue as a vital component of positive social change and took opportunities to learn through experience, while living among the people as community members. The common thread of their work is a model of shared leadership, in which every participant is engaged in contributing their gifts and talents, for the benefit of the whole community.
Anne lives outside Williamsport, on a forty acre farm, with her husband and three children, along with two horses, several cats and a few dogs. She coaches her daughter’s soccer team, loves to kayak and swim in the local creek, and to sit out on her front porch and enjoy the rolling hills by day and fireflies and stars by night.