On this episode of The F.I.T. in Faith podcast, host Tamra Andress sits down with special guest Virginia House Delegate Anne Ferrell Tata to discuss the journey from being a dedicated wife and mother to serving in Virginia’s House of Delegates. They explore Anne’s personal calling to politics and her passion for serving humanity, touching on topics like foster care, human trafficking, the military, and fighting antisemitism.
Tamra and Anne also delve into the importance of prayer in politics, the power of bipartisan collaboration, & maintaining boundaries while creating intimacy with the community. Anne shares her experiences in handling both positive and negative feedback with grace and emphasizes the significance of representing Christ in her role.
Join this enlightening conversation as they discuss the real-world impact of serving in politics and the value of open communication and transparency in building relationships with constituents.
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Delegate Anne Ferrell Tata is a Virginia House of Delegates member representing 80,000 people in the Northeast portion of Virginia Beach, from the Northend Oceanfront area, north to the Bay, and west through Little Neck. She was first elected in 2021 and was awarded the 2022 “Freshman Legislator of the Year” by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce after her first session. Anne Ferrell has championed and passed bipartisan legislation supporting Virginia Beach, the military, foster care children, and fighting human trafficking and antisemitism. She is the Republican nominee running for re-election and will be on the ballot in November.
Anne Ferrell graduated from Florida State University, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at UVA, and CIVIC Leadership Institute. Her “day job” is with EMF Broadcasting working in Ministry Partnerships. EMF Broadcasting’s flagship brand, “K-LOVE Radio,” broadcasts its positive and encouraging contemporary Christian music on over 1,000 stations in all 50 states. Anne Ferrell is also a board member of iFoster, a national foster care organization, and serves on the Transportation, Education, and Communications, Technology and Innovation Committees in the Virginia House. She has also been an award-winning Medical Sales Representative, inventor, patent holder, (mini) triathlete, author, speaker, and a daughter of an Army Chaplain and a schoolteacher.
Anne Ferrell and her husband, attorney and former Naval officer Bob Tata, have four adult children and make their home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. When not in session, you often can find Anne Ferrell, her Chief of Staff Gina Lane, and her Legislative aide Gwynn Trinder, in their office on Laskin Rd.
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In this insightful episode of The F.I.T. in Faith Podcast, host Tamra Andress engages in a profound conversation with special guest Delegate Anne Ferrell Tata. The episode delves into the concept of the “Seven Mountain Mantle,” a prophetic word for the church regarding the seven spheres of human culture, including politics, and how Christians should engage with them.
Tamra begins by sharing her personal connection to politics, her childhood aspirations of becoming the President of the United States, and her recent resurgence of passion for political engagement through meeting Anne Ferrell Tata. She emphasizes that Christians should not be afraid of participating in politics and that their voices truly matter.
Delegate Anne Ferrell Tata, a Virginia House Delegate, shares her journey from a non-political background to serving in a political role. She discusses her motivation, including her faith, her commitment to foster care, combating human trafficking, supporting the military, and addressing antisemitism. Anne Ferrell’s dedication to these causes is not only inspiring but also fueled by her belief in the power of prayer and her openness to listening to her constituents, regardless of their opinions.
The conversation touches on the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the power of prayer within the legislative process. Anne Ferrell Tata’s ability to balance her roles as a public servant, wife, mother, and grandmother is a testament to her commitment to serving the people.
This episode showcases the impact of faith-driven leadership in politics and encourages listeners to engage with the various mountains of culture while maintaining an unwavering commitment to love, kindness, and forgiveness.
Tune in to this enlightening episode and discover how faith can be a guiding force in serving the community and embracing the challenges of the political landscape.
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