The First Lady

Ann Shaw



Rev. Ann Champion Shaw, a native of Orlando, Florida, is a fifth-generation preacher and the youngest daughter of the late Mrs. Annie C. Champion and the late Rev. Dr. George L. Champion Sr. She received her M.Div. degree with honors from Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia, in 2001. Having served 15 years in healthcare chaplaincy, she is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and is presently employed with North Kansas City Hospital as a palliative care chaplain. She is the Central Regional chaplain of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is married to the love of her life, Rev. Robert R. Shaw. They both serve as senior and assistant pastor of Bethel AME Church, Kansas City, Missouri. They are the proud parents of two beautiful children, Raven Noel Lovelace Shaw and Robert Ryland Shaw III.