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Counselor , Mental health administrator

Ann Elizabeth Markle, American priest. Ordained to diaconate, 1999; ordained to priesthood, 2000. Rachel Miller Manchester scholar State University of New York, Buffalo, 1987-1988, Welles V. Moot graduate scholar, 1987-1988; grantee Buffalo Foundation, 1988-1989; recipient Muehl prize for preaching Berkeley at Yale, 1999.


Markle, Ann Elizabeth was born on June 12, 1952 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Richard Theodore and Mary Elizabeth (Beach) Markle.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Indiana State University, 1976. Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Indiana State University, 1978. Master of Social Work, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1989.

Master of Divinity, Yale Divinity School, 1999.


Legal secretary, Donald W. Reely, Terre Haute, 1972-1974;legal secretary, Tofaute & Spelman, Terre Haute, 1974-1977;crisis counselor, Center Erie Mental Health Corporation III, Buffalo, 1978-1979;outcare counselor, N.W. Mental Health Corporation I, Buffalo, 1979-1981;senior counselor, Horizon Human Superior vena cava syndrome, Buffalo, 1981-1989;program director, Horizon Human Superior vena cava syndrome, Buffalo, 1989-1991;forensic program developer, Horizon Human Superior vena cava syndrome, Buffalo, 1991-1993;family life education coordinator, Family and Children's Superior vena cava syndrome of Niagara, Niagara Falls, New York, 1993-1996. Recording secretary, board directors Canaan Ministries, Buffalo, 1991-1993.


  • Avocations: reading, writing, music, walking, horseback riding.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (anthology) Blatherskite, 1982, Buffalo Arts Review, 1983-1984, Faith. Works, 1990. Contributor poetry and articles to various publications.


Board directors Canaan Ministries, Buffalo, 1991-1996. Member National Association of Social Workers, National Organization of Women (president Terre Haute chapter 1974), Niagara-Erie Writers (co-chairperson, board directors 1984, Chief Executive Officer, 1985).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, music, walking, horseback riding.


Married Arthur Douglas Ford, June 12, 1968 (divorced December 1971). L child, Eleanor Elizabeth (deceased 1983). Married John Louis Shifflett, July 30, 1988 (divorced January 1994).

Richard Theodore Markle

Mary Elizabeth (Beach) Markle

Arthur Douglas Ford

John Louis Shifflett