Ane Marie & Chuck Browder

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Ane Marie Browder is an Affiliate Minister with Missions Door and is thrilled to serve the organization as a humanitarian photographer. Her goal as a photographer is to capture the BEAUTY and LIFE of Missions Door ministries in a way that best respects and honors the missionary and the people and cultures they serve. She values showing authentic and real moments highlighting both trial and triumph. Her prayer is that through her photography, she can communicate the love of Christ that is being shared around the world through Missions Door.

Faith Story

Becoming a humanitarian photographer is a dream God placed on Ane Marie’s heart years ago while on a trip to Haiti. On that trip her faith was completely renewed, and her life was transformed as a Christian. God revealed that her gifting in photography had the potential to change lives and she donated her time to two Christian organizations: Chances for Children and Feed My Starving Children. She watched as photos she had taken of children moved families in the United States to adopt. Powerful images of children having access to clean drinking water moved the hearts of donors to support a clean drinking water campaign for Feed My Starving Children. Ane Marie believes in the transformative power of a photograph: both its ability to capture the work being accomplished and its power to inspire hearts to give both financially and spiritually.

Family

Ane Marie grew up in a family of six children. Her parents taught her the power of faith and the responsibility to give back. “To whom much is given, much is expected” were words she heard frequently growing up. She is thankful to her parents for their beautiful example of faith that has inspired her to in her work as a humanitarian photographer. Ane Marie and her husband, Chuck, were married in 2021 and he is an integral part of her work and ministry. Ane Marie has four incredible adult daughters and eight grandchildren who are all a huge part of her life. Through her marriage to her soulmate, Chuck, she has also been blessed her with two more adult children and five more grandchildren. Family is a huge part of Ane Marie’s faith and she sees the grace of God touching her life daily through them.

Education

Ane Marie holds a degree from the University of Arizona in Elementary Education.

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Learn more about where this ministry happens

In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%

 

 

Ministry service area:
International

Ministry location:
Arizona, United States