Canon Annette Buchanan, is the national president for the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE). She was the past UBE national secretary and UBE Mid-Atlantic regional director and also served as the president for the UBE Chapter in the Diocese of New Jersey. In 2015 she was appointed to the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution, and Canons for the Episcopal Church.
Within the Diocese of New Jersey she is currently chair of the Commission on Black Ministry, convener for the Urban Ministry Committee and was chair of Communications for the 2013 Election Committee of the Diocesan Bishop. She was a member of the Standing Committee and also served on Diocesan Council, Finance & Budget Committee, and the Anti-Racism Commission.
At St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Asbury Park, N. J., her home parish, she is a member of the vestry and Worship Committee and coordinates the first Sunday Soup Kitchen. She has served as junior warden, chaired the Fundraising, Stewardship, and Building & Grounds Committees and also served on search committees for parish rector.
Professionally Annette had progressively responsible roles in the Telecommunication Companies beginning her career as a software developer and systems engineer and culminating as the director of technology strategy & development. More recently she serves as a program management consultant for nonprofit organizations.